Lecture Balancing Creativity and Tradition in Iconography with Iconographer Maureen McCormick

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Art - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Sunday, August 18, 2019
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders
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Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
Cost: Members $6, Nonmembers $12
Description: Maureen McCormick is a latter-day iconographer, affiliate instructor of the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography, and iconographer in residence at Trinity Church, Princeton (NJ). She attended her first iconography workshop with Vladislav Andrejev, founder of the School in 1996 and was immediately drawn to the medium and to the mystical theology that informs this centuries-old sacred art of the Christian East. This illustrated lecture will explore the tension between tradition and creativity in the process of designing and executing icons in the 21st century. Using recently completed icons  including one inspired by an icon in the Museums collection  Maureen will discuss the myriad decisions, artistic and theological, that the iconographer must make, all the while remaining within the canon of a centurys old sacred art.

Maureen holds an MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University. She moved to the Princeton area in 1986 to join the staff of the Princeton University Art Museum. In early 2013, after years of juggling a satisfying but demanding career with her study of the icon, Maureen stepped down from her position as Chief Registrar and Manager of Collections Services to devote herself more fully to iconography.
More Information: Website: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/lecture-creativit...
E-mail: mdelaney@museumofrussianicons.org
Phone: 978-598-5000
Entered by: Museum of Russian Icons (info@museumofrussianicons.org)

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