Hilda Kleiman, director of religious education at St. Paul Parish in Silverson, is author of The Ecumenical Work of the Icon: Bringing the Icononographic Tradition to Catholic Seminaries. She speaks at Mount Angel Abbey Library June 23.
Hilda Kleiman, director of religious education at St. Paul Parish in Silverson, is author of The Ecumenical Work of the Icon: Bringing the Icononographic Tradition to Catholic Seminaries. She speaks at Mount Angel Abbey Library June 23.
The Iconographic Arts Institute will hold its third Annual Icon Exhibit June 3 - 27 at the Mount Angel Benedictine Abbey Library. Reflecting on the theme of “Everything has its Place,” the exhibit will highlight the work of students and their skill in writing sacred icons.

Religious icons are not merely an art form but a story and image with a deep meaning. Each color, each gesture is intentionally present to draw the observer into prayer with the image. The Iconographic Arts Institute has been teaching the spirituality and technique of this tradition for over 30 years.

The highlight of the Abbey Library Exhibit will be a reception on Saturday, June 23, at 4 p.m., and will feature a presentation by Hilda Kleiman, PhD. Titled, “Everything has its place: A reflection on 10 years with the Iconographic Art Institute,” the talk will be in the form of a personal essay, taking as a starting point the theme of the exhibit this year.