Batiks, prints on display at Archabbey libraryOctober 17, 2013
From local sources
ST. MEINRAD — An exhibit of batiks and woodblock prints by Indian artist Dr. Solomon P. Raj is on display at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery today through Dec. 20.
Raj, 93, a native of Vijayawada, Andreh Pradesh, India, operates 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 (untouchables), of which he is a member. Many of his works use seldom-illustrated themes, such as sharing a cup of water (Matthew 10:42), Hagar abandoned (Genesis 21:14) and Jeremiah’s yoke (Jeremiah 27 and 28).
Raj, an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church of Andreh Pradesh, has a master’s degree in communication from Indiana University at Bloomington and a doctorate in communication from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It is recommended that those wishing to view the exhibit arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.
For library hours, call 357-6401 or 800-987-7311, or visit the library’s website: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted Senior Trooper Brock Werne and...
A Friday night report of an accident south of Huntingburg resulted in a Lake County man’s arrest.
Elsie Keller of Portersville spent many nights in her recliner with a laptop on her lap...
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boat fire that started on Patoka Lake this...
Monday’s solar eclipse has created a buzz while raising a galaxy’s worth of questions....
A call for suspicious subjects drinking and using drugs at Walmart resulted in a Florida woman's...
The Rotary Club of Jasper named Tonya Heim the 2017 ATHENA Award winner Thursday.
The newest additions to the St. Meinrad Archabbey’s grounds aim to further blossom the...