Indian batiks, prints on display at Archabbey Library
Thursday, October 17- Friday, December 20
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library
Saint Meinrad Archabbey
Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, will host an exhibit of batiks
and woodblock prints by Indian artist Dr. Solomon P. Raj. The
exhibit will be on display from October 17 through December 20.
Raj is a native of Vijayawada, Andreh Pradesh, India. Now 93
years old, he is still operating the St. Luke Kalit Lala Ashram
that teaches how to communicate the gospel in dance, drama, poetry
and visual art. His lifelong passion has been to visualize biblical
stories within an Indian context.
Of particular importance in his art has been the affirmation of
women, the disenfranchised and refugees. These are represented by
the Dalit caste (untouchable), of which he is a member. Many of his
works use seldom-illustrated themes, such as sharing a cup of water
(Matt. 10:42), Hagar abandoned (Gen. 21:14), and Jeremiah's yoke
Raj is an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church of Andreh
Pradesh. He has a master's degree in communication from Indiana
University at Bloomington and a PhD in communication from the
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or
visit the Archabbey Library's website: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to
view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before
Photo: A print titled "Jonah in Extremis."