“Honoring Past Lives” - Annual Day of the Dead Installation with Alverno College
October 27 – November 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Our annual Day of the Dead celebrations feature ofrendas (ritual altars on which are placed objects during Dia de los Muertos) created by Alverno College students, alumnae, faculty, and staff. This year’s installation is a floor-to-ceiling, circular altar surrounding a meditation space in the main gallery. The smaller Gallery space provides opportunities for visitors to engage in honoring loved ones who have passed by sharing their stories. Cecilia Castro (former Alfons Gallery Intern, Gallery/Teaching Assistant, and Lab Monitor) is our acting liaison from Alverno College. Castro and Christell will integrate the work submitted from Alverno into this year’s unique ofrenda/meditation space.
“Crèche Culture” - Annual Exhibition of S.S.S.F. Global Collection
November 24, 2019 – January 5, 2020
No Opening Reception
Alfons Gallery’s annual exhibition is a display of School Sisters of St. Francis’ collection of over 100 crèches from around the world, created by local and global artisans (including Sisters) ranging from small to large, realistic to abstract. Reflecting S.S.S.F.’s global outreach, many been brought back from our various missions by our Sisters. Every year the display changes as more creches are added to the collection. Accompanying these sets is related artwork in various media by S.S.S.F. artists from our vast collection of U.S. Province and International art, which includes paintings dating back to the late 19th century.