Featured Art Exhibits

Pax Christi is privileged to have rotating collections of art from local artists on display in our gallery. Located in the Pacem In Terris Gallery, in the Martin Luther King Jr. room near the main entrance, the beautiful and unique art creates a wonderful atmosphere to pray, converse, or meditate. Watch for featured exhibits posted on our calendar, eNEWS, or in the PaxChristiNews monthly magazine.

Also, if you are interested in joining our art committee, contact Ken Reineccius at 952-405-7250 or kreineccius@paxchristi.com.



Lenten Cross Exhibit

Here at Pax Christi, we have a wonderful collection of processional crosses which is currently on display in the Pacem in Terris Gallery in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Room (#247) near the Main Entrance.  Also on view this year is a magnificent work “Christ and the Cross II” by Malcom  Myers*,  Professor  Emeritus,  University  of  Minnesota, as well as our "Mirror Cross" created by parishioner Kjirsten Hanson**.


*Malcolm Myers was born in Lucerne, Missouri, in 1917.  He received his BFA in 1939 from University of Wichita, his MA in 1941 and his MFA in 1946 from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.  From 1946 to 1948 he was an instructor of printmaking at the University of Iowa and the following year joined the university of Minnesota's Department of Art. He served as Professor and Professor Emeritus until his death in 2002.  

He received two Guggenheim fellowships for creative work in the Graphic Arts, which took him to Paris in 1950, and to Mexico in 1954. Mr. Myers has had several one man shows and has been represented in many major print exhibitions in this country, France, Mexico and Italy.  His work is in the collections of Bibliotheque Nationale, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, City Art Museum of St. Louis, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Seattle Art Museum , Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Art Museum and in numerous private collections.

**Parishioner Kjirsten Hanson was commissioned to create a cross, displayed in the west link of the building, which reflects the power of salvation in the cross of Christ. In her words:

The sacrifice of Christ’s body and blood contains us on this journey called life (red glass border). We are fractured, yet made in the image of the Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit (pink, green, grey, and blue triangles). The closer we move toward the beauty and perfection of God, the more we can see parts of ourselves but still not whole (square mirror). The Creator gives us all we need to survive in the elements of fire, water, sunlight, and earth (red, blue, yellow, and green rods). The cross contains the hope of the resurrection (three jeweled butterflies amongst the triangles). We become whole and more fully alive as we move to the center where the love of God resides.


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