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Summer Juried Show at White Stone Gallery

Pilgrimage: St. Peter's, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24", ©Michelle Arnold Paine 2012

Pilgrimage: St. Peter’s
Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 24″, ©Michelle Arnold Paine 2012.
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This Friday, July 11 will be the opening for the Summer Juried Exhibit at White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. I am very excited to have my painting Pilgrimage: St. Peter’s accepted in the show and to be able to participate in a show at a gallery who represents such fine artists as Makoto Fujimura, Bruce Herman, Jim Zingarelli, Ted Prescott and Sandra Bowden. The gallery works hard to encourage young artists, and I am pleased to have been included in this exhibit.

This painting was created some time after my time teaching Painting in Italy in 2009. The architecture is that of the side aisle of Saint Peter’s, which is fairly dark, looking towards the side door which opens onto St. Peter’s Square. The details of the architecture are more recognizable than many of the paintings in my series of Architectural Interior paintings.

The painting is a metaphor for my own spiritual pilgrimage to the Catholic Church, which was of some length (not unlike the long side aisle pictured), and which brought me into an expanse of light and freedom which I am still discovering.

In addition to the Juried Exhibit, the White Stone Gallery also brought Pilgrimage: St. Peter’s to the Art Gallery at the Creation Festival East in Union, PA at the end of June. The exhibit will be on view from July 8-July 25, 2014 at White Stone Gallery, 1817 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125.


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