Patricia Watkins - Faith Journey

"Faith Journey" is the solo exhibition of paintings by Patricia Watkins, on display from October 26th to November 2nd, 2009, at the Visual Arts Gallery. The opening reception is Friday, October 30th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Historically, artists have depicted religious subject matter, and with the "Faith Journey" series, Patricia Watkins carries on that tradition from the perspective of her times, her life's journey, and her Catholic faith. Raised on the south side of Chicago, where neighborhoods were better known as "parishes," Watkins returned to her roots after thirty years living and raising her family on east and west coasts. The Catholic Church has undergone sweeping changes in the last half century, and to Watkins it seemed as though something important has been lost. However, the essentials of the faith never change, and it is that faith that gets us through the best and the worst of times. These paintings represent Watkins' tribute to both her roots and her faith.

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