Sacred Passion, the Art of William Schickel
A 50-Year Retrospective
DateSep 19 - Nov 14, 1998
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Sacred Passion, The Art of William Schickel, celebrates the many artistic achievements of the nationally acclaimed Loveland, Ohio, artist. In a career that has spanned 50 years, Schickel has successfully embraced a variety of creative disciplines with his modernist esthetic and spiritual commitment. Awarded numerous commissions for major architectural projects, he has transformed interiors of worship and objects of contemplation guided by his belief that the creative process reflects the integration of art, life, and faith.
Included in this retrospective will be a selection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, tapestries, furniture, and stained glass representing various stages of the artist’s prodigious career. In addition, maquettes and photo-documentation of major commissioned projects will be featured including: the Grailville Oratory in Loveland, Ohio, recognized for its award-winning design; the renovation of the Abbey at Gethsemani, Kentucky, recipient of the American Institute of Architects gold medal; the monumental 40’ x 70’ wall mural, Love Letter to the Queen, in downtown Cincinnati; and the Miami Valley Hospital Interfaith Chapel in Dayton, Ohio. Schickel’s most recent projects involving the Mercy Centers for Health and Wellness, which recently opened in the Cincinnati communities of Fairfield and Anderson, will also be represented.
This exhibition coincides with the recent publication by the University of Notre Dame Press of Sacred Passion: The Art of William Schickel by Gregory Wolfe, editor of Image, A Journal of Arts and Religion.