Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery,Seminary Event

Nov. 2-Dec. 4: Oil paintings exhibit

Friday, November 2- Tuesday, December 4

pic_news_blue_barge.jpgSaint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of oil paintings, "Two Views: Lynn Dunbar and Bill Fletcher." The exhibit will be on display from November 2 through December 4.

Kentucky artists Lynn Dunbar from Louisville and Bill Fletcher from Lexington share a love of the land that inspires them to explore their natural surroundings, often working on location to catch the ephemeral qualities of light and color.

Dunbar uses vibrant color and expressive brushstrokes. Fletcher simplifies forms to capture the essential atmosphere. Both travel extensively in search of subject matter. Fletcher has painted western landscapes and Dunbar has explored aerial views of the Ohio Valley.

Dunbar was born and raised in Indiana. She attended Purdue University before moving to Kentucky, where she completed her master's degree at the University of Louisville. She has exhibited her work extensively in the region including at the Zephyr gallery, Louisville, KY, and the Lucretia Gallery, Lindsay Wilson College, Columbia, KY. A participant in many "paint out" events, she won Best in Show at the Louisville Visual Arts Association Paint Out in 2010.

pic_news_Highland_Hay.jpgFletcher began painting in oil in 1996, building a national reputation for his landscape paintings and as a workshop instructor. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, International Artist and Keeneland Magazine. He has exhibited in the region, most recently in the gallery at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library's website:

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Photos: "Blue Barge" by Lynn Dunbar and "Highland Hay" by Bill Fletcher.