Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Monastery,Seminary Event

Indian batiks, prints on display at Archabbey Library

Thursday, October 17- Friday, December 20
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library

Raj _Jonah -in -ExtremisSaint 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 (Jer. 27-28).

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 closing time.

Photo: A print titled "Jonah in Extremis."