Document Type

Program

Publication Date

1-1990

Abstract

Beverly Stoller's artistic creed is none other than to portray the beauty of God's creation. All of her art is designed to give praise to the Creator and to express the inner beauty of all creation. The "Studio of the Theotokos," as Beverly calls her art studio, is oriented toward creation spirituality, toward the spiritual nature of life on earth. The artist's vision is to share this beauty with as many people as possible, and thereby to proclaim the universal presence of Jesus Christ.

Tucked away in the peace-filled wooded hills of Western Connecticut, Beverly Stoller's "Theotokos Studio" is dedicated to the Mother of God, the God-bearer, who has participated in the humanity of Jesus. More than a studio, it bears the intimate touch of a sanctuary, in praise of art made prayer and prayer become palpable in art. Creativity deals in values and valuation. Each creation produced in the Theotokos studio represents therefore an original design. Stencils are especially printed from the artists's own drawings. All etching and woodcut prints are hand pulled and approved by the artist. Art is celebrated as a liturgy, whenever Bev creates an icon.

Works in the exhibit:

1. Woman from Genesis to Apocalypse - icon watermedia on wood

2. Godbearer: Protectress of Pregnant Unwed Mother - icon watermedia on wood - airbrush technique

3. Solomon's Song: Mary's Fiat - airbrush watercolor on illustration board

4. Window Toward Eternal Spring - airbrush watercolor on illustration board

5. Our Lady of Czestochowa - airbrush watercolor on rice paper

6. Women of the New Jerusalem: Three Views - watercolor on paper

7. Genesis Woman - ink drawing on paper 8. Godbearer: Mary Images I - graphite on paper

9. Godbearer: Mary Images II - graphite on paper

10. Godbearer: Mary Images I and II - framed print set

11. Godbearer: Container of the Seed of Life - graphite drawing

12. Godbearer: Mother and Child - stencil art

13. Godbearer: Mother and Child - woodcut print on rice paper

14. Godbearer: Mother of the Light - woodcut print on rice paper (after ancient icon uncovered from several layers of paint)

15. Cana wedding stole - watermedia on silk

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