Icon Lecture with Local Iconographer, Debra Korluka

On Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., local iconographer Debra Korluka will give a presentation about the history and creation of icons in the Slavic world. Debra has studied under master iconographers in the United States, Russia, and Ukraine and has been commissioned for her icon writing.

Debra Korluka, Byzantine iconographer, will discuss aspects of the tradition and history of iconography and how its role as an art form is relevant in our culture of society today.  She will speak about principles of icon painting and its development into contemporary times. Various styles will be introduced to illustrate how the fluidity of the approach in the artistic creation does not break the continuity of the artistic system identified as Byzantine. Some of the icons from our current exhibition will be included in her discussion.

The iconographer is entrusted with the task of expressing the core of life, describing a story and plot with the language of color and line, manner of technique, balance and rhythm of composition. Orthodox iconographic tradition creates a way to encourage a man’s voluntary surrender to God and be in communion with the body of Christ. The technique of icon painting is timeless. Its goal is to be a mirror into another transcendent reality.

Member rate: $5.00
General Admission: $10.00

Seating is limited, reserve your place today by clicking here!

Registration and prepayment is required.


Questions? Call John Dunne: (612)-821-9045. Sorry, no refunds.

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