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(Detail) Rest on the Flight, President’s Christmas Card, Watercolor, gouache, and gesso, over graphite sketch on conjoined sheets of paper Copyright Saint Anselm Abbey 2006(Detail) Rest on the Flight, President's Christmas Card, Copyright Saint Anselm Abbey 2006.

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Christmas Drawings on Display at Chapel Art Center

November 09, 2011

Barbara LeBlanc
College Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7241

An exhibition of Christmas drawings and other religious works by Fr. Iain MacLellan, O.S.B., will open with a reception Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College. The reception and the exhibit, which runs through Saturday, Dec. 10, are free and open to the pubic.

The exhibition will display more than two decades of commissioned works by Fr. Iain, who is director of the Chapel Art Center. Fr. Iain started producing his distinctive Christmas watercolors for an annual Christmas card to be sent by Fr. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of Saint Anselm College. Soon, the Saint Anselm Abbey also commissioned Fr. Iain, a member of the abbey, to create a Christmas card.

Fr. Iain works year round to create the drawings that are eventually turned into the Christmas cards, and which he calls meditations on the Christmas story.

Exhibition Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Please note that the gallery will be closed November 23 (closing at 12:30 p.m.) through Sunday, November 27.

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