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A ‘patch of God-lite’

Sister Mary Zirbes

Sister Tonie Rausch and I think we have finally discovered the “Journey of an Artist,” Sister Mary Christine Wiener’s line drawings, sketches and paintings. Each piece found and uncovered became a treasure. In 1976 Sister Mary Christine began to seriously develop her artistic talent. She was given charge of the Art Department at the St. Francis High School. This, to her, was time for some study and painting. She spent two summers at Notre Dame learning color, design and a myriad of ideas about the fundamentals of art. She then participated by correspondence in the famous “Artist Course” under the direction of Dr. Gerald Korte. Seminars and workshops strengthened her techniques, especially in working with oil. The magic oil seminar, “Alexander Technique” by Diane Andre, was one such opportunity. She once said, “That was work and sweat.” Though she loved her work with oil, according to her own writeup, her favorite medium was watercolor. Well, the precious results of that “work and sweat” had to be seen by more than Sister Tonie and me, so we decided to make her work a “patch of Godlite” for anyone interested.

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Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 2:07 pm
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This was a great display of S Christine's work. Thank you for taking the time to assemble it.

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