“A Little Bit of This and That,” an exhibit of paintings by Janet Johnson, will be on display at the GLBT Resource Center of Michiana (1522 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, Indiana 46615) from October 25 – November 22. Johnson is a local artist, residing in Mishawaka, and you may have seen the exhibit of her icons on display at St. Mary’s College last fall. Permeated with spirituality, Johnson’s art is informed by her study of the Orthodox tradition of icon painting. Johnson herself says in her artist’s statement:
Everything is a discipline; spending time with these images assists me in my spiritual journey. Whether it is Mother and Child, Jesus, or a saint, I have much to learn from them. With every brush stroke I am able to focus with a special intention for someone, a small prayer or mantra, or a kind of divine obedience to be quiet in the presence of the image on which I am working. . . . By looking into the face of an icon, a relationship may develop and will assist others on their spiritual journey.
Check out the exhibit opening on Sunday, October 25 from 3-5 pm with a talk by the artist and light refreshments, or visit during the Center’s open hours (W/Th/F 4-7pm) and Saturdays, 2-4 pm.