12 - May 10
April 12, 7-9 pm
Kent became one of America's
most popular graphic artists in the 1960s and '70s. Her career
as a printmaker
began in the 1950s
while she was a teaching nun in Los Angeles. Her work was "pop" in style,
espoused universal themes of love, hope, and peace. In the early '60s, Corita's
a more decidedly more political tenor, reflecting her interest in and support
causes including civil rights, feminism, and anti-war activism.
exhibit is presented in collaboration with Inspired Images, a non-profit
foundation created to share Corita's vision with new generations,
and with the co-operation of the Corita Art Center.
exhibit will feature 40+ original prints and paintings
from the collection of Rev. Bill Comeau, founder of Inspired Images, who collaborated
Corita Kent in the late '60s.
The two remained friends until Corita's death in