Mound guests and Sisters enjoy the work of visiting artists who showcase their art in the gallery of the Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery located near the foyer. Typically, new artists are featured every two months, beginning their show with a traditional gallery opening reception. Guests are welcome to visit the gallery daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If items are available for purchase, transactions are handled through the Book & Gift Gallery.
February 3 - March 30, 2017
"A Look Back at Our Future"
The exhibit of international photography of Linda Panetta, photojournalist and human rights activist, focuses on women and children and their strength and survival in times of war and violence. Panetta writes on her website (opticalrealities.org), "My photos are not my own; they are a representation of the oneness of us all. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to be an active participant in the lives of those who cry out for justice and struggle for peace and the restoration of hope; and I am grateful to be able to share this work with others."
Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
April 5, 2017 - June 4, 2017
"Watercolor, Ink & Inspiration"
Featured artists: Jean Apgar, Rockford, IL &
Jill Rae Martin-Golden, Roscoe, IL
Apgar works primarily in watercolor and her inspiration comes from the small, even insignificant, things that surround us in everyday life. She creates from pigment, paper, fabric, or glassΓÇöborn of the earth and crafted by hand and heart into images and objects that share a vision or evoke an emotion or response. The sharing is the essence of the image or object. Communication. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Martin-Golden discovered alcohol inks while looking for ways to make her traditional watercolor paintings more vibrant. She states, "They are very similar to watercolors but use rubbing alcohol as their medium." Her paintings reflect her love of gardening and traveling. She revels in capturing shapes, color combinations, and the beauty in the ordinary. "My art becomes a picture diary of the days of my life. I see wonder all around me."
Opening reception: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:00-3:00
June 7, 2017 - July 31, 2017
Heritage Exhibit: Works from the Motherhouse Collection
The 12th annual exhibit features works by various sister artists of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation.
October, 2017 - November, 2017
27th Annual Quilt Exhibit
The show features quilts having a connection to either a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister or a Mound staff person. One unique feature about this exhibit is that every year each quilt is new to the display.