Art Center to host faith-based exhibit beginning in September

Published 11:11 am Friday, August 30, 2013

The Albert Lea Art Center will host an exhibit from Sept. 8 to Oct. 11 titled “Art & Faith.”

Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Those attending are asked to use the front door entrance and park on nearby streets and parking lots.

An open house for the exhibit will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Art Center.

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A slideshow program narrated by the late Bidney Bergie titled “The Church History of Albert Lea” will be featured. The open house is free and the public is invited to attend.

The exhibit showcases examples of faith-based art and religious artifacts from local and nearby churches and faith communities. The art objects provided from individuals and churches include pottery, statues and wood carvings, Bibles, chalices and crucifixes, banners, quilts, paintings, stoles and altar clothes, photographs and other works of art. The exhibit will also include a display of old photos of the early Albert Lea churches and a photo quiz of stained glass windows.

The exhibit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

Additional information about this show and other upcoming events may be found at The Albert Lea Art Center is at 224 S. Broadway in Albert Lea.