Today I delivered 6 pieces of art to The Abby in Canon City, CO for a yearly show:
Abbey 8th Annual Religious Art Show
August 14th – September 30
I don't know how many people will or have submitted art. No idea how big of a show it is. I wanted to have a go at some of my inspirational artists that have done beautiful work for religion. It was a solid week of 10-12hr days making. Dore and Da Vinci always inspire me, no matter how many time I look.
Getting to The Abby is easy but can take some time, it's about 2hrs in clear traffic. It's very scenic so if you get stuck in traffic the range is to left or right. Beautiful.
The drive was about 7hrs total, the traffic was spotted by accidents and a hard drive in the #ArtVan but she made it on another trip. I will be resting for a few days then I'll be starting a commision I won last week.
The show will be up for a month. Winery at the Holy Cross Abbey is attached to the grounds if you want to make a night of it.
LIttle more on the Abbey:
#Benedictinemonks from the #StVincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, made their way to Breckenridge, CO in 1886 for missionary work. Other monks followed them in ensuing years, moving from Breckenridge, to Boulder, to Pueblo and finally to Cañon City by the early 1920’s. This beautiful monastery, built in 1924, once housed up to 90 Benedictine Monks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Benedictine monks carried out three distinct functions at the Abbey , the Abbey Boy’s School, the Holy Cross College and Seminary for young men desiring a life dedicated to God and Camp Holy Cross a camp for boys ages 8 to 14.
On May 10, 1923, Father Cyprian Bradley, Prior of the Benedictine Society of Colorado announced that the Roman Catholic Church purchased 90 acres of land, formerly known as Fruitmere Orchards, from Captain Benjamin F. Rockafellow estate.