Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Monastery,Seminary Event

Louisville artists to display work at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library

Monday, June 10- Monday, July 15
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library

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Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, will exhibit the work of Louisville artists Kathy Loomis and Mike McCarthy from June 10 to July 15.

Kathleen Loomis, a fiber artist, will display works from her series entitled "Fine Lines." These quilts use narrow pieced strips to hold together large expanses of tiny bits.

Metaphorically, they remind us that we are all held together by fragile webs of infrastructure that we cannot always control.

Sculptor Mike McCarthy works in wood and stone and states that viewing and creating art is needed to be a complete person.

Loomis learned sewing, embroidery and other kinds of handiwork from her grandmothers and she has made her own clothes for 30 years. She is a self-taught quilter and has worked full time as an artist since 2000. She has exhibited her work in juried shows in the U.S. and Europe. In 2009, one of her pieces won the Quilts Japan Prize in the Quilt National Show.

McCarthy graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Bellarmine College. He exhibits his work at Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY, and is a juried member of Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Crafted Architectural Artists.

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.