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Carthage Art Exhibit: The Saint John’s Bible

November 13, 2017 – December 15, 2017

Mon-Fri: 12 - 5 p.m., Thurs. 6 - 8 p.m., Sat. 1 - 4 p.m.

Scheduled in coordination with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the exhibition consists of 25 prints on loan from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. The illuminated pages of scripture feature embellishments of gold and platinum leaf, vibrant colors, and delicate calligraphy.

Guided by Benedictine tradition, an international team of scribes and artists created it as a Bible for the 21st century. "The Saint John's Bible" echoes the past in its methods and materials while speaking to the present in its visual design and language.

Admission to the exhibition is free, and the public is welcome.

The gallery will offer expanded hours during Carthage's Christmas Festival: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 (Friday and Saturday), as well as 3 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 (Sunday). Light refreshments will be provided.

In conjunction with the exhibition, printmaking professor Lisa Bigalke will lead a free letterpress workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in room 229 of the H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts.

Opening Reception: Nov. 30 | 4:30-7:30 p.m.

About the H.F. Johnson Gallery: The gallery displays work by established and emerging artists from the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison areas and beyond. Located on the Carthage College campus, it offers exhibition space of more than 1,700 square feet and exhibition catalogs with essays written by prominent art critics.