Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Monastery,Seminary Event

'One Plus One' art exhibit

Wednesday, April 19- Tuesday, May 30
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery

Br .-Martin -ceramics -April -2017-for -webSaint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, is hosting an art exhibit called "One Plus One" from April 19 through May 30.

The exhibit showcases the art of two friends, Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB, and Kazhia Kolb.

Br. Martin will be showing drawings and ceramics. His work in ceramic ranges from functional pieces to more sculptural work.

Glazes are used to produce a variety of colors and textures. Some pieces are decorated with delicate line drawings, while other work is deeply incised, producing figurative work of dramatic intensity.

Br. Martin is an accomplished artist in many media. For many years, he designed and painted stained glass windows for the Emil Frei Stained Glass Studio. St. Mary of the Knobs Church in Floyds Knobs, IN, is a nearby example of his work.

Br. Martin was a member of a Marianist community in St. Louis, MO, from 1971until his transfer to Saint Meinrad in 2005. He has a master's degree in fine art from Boston University and certification as a liturgical designer from the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago.

Dining -Out -Kazhia -Kolb -April -2017-for -webKazhia Kolb will be showing block linoleum prints, which develop from quick sketches done in locations such as cafes, restaurants or parks. Block printing inks are brushed onto a carved linoleum block, leaving brush marks that make each print individual. The prints are enhanced by the addition of watercolors and/or collaged decorative Japanese paper.

Kolb was born in New York City. She grew up near London, England, and in 1971 moved to Paris, France, to study at the Sorbonne and at the École des Beaux Arts. She has lived in the United States since 1978 and in St. Meinrad since 2006.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit theArchabbey 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.