OAJ contributor and world-renowned iconographer and liturgical artist Aidan Hart will deliver a lecture entitled Holy Icons in Today’s World:A Living Tradition’s Insights into Contemporary Issues in Modern Art, Ecology, and Community in Cedar Park, TX – near Austin – this December. Anyone interested in Orthodox iconography, or art and religion in general would do well to seize this unique opportunity to hear a true master craftsman speak on iconography and its encounter with modernity. There is no admission fee, but you should RSVP using the link below.
Holy Icons in Today’s World: Insights into Contemporary Issues in Modern Art, Ecology and Community
December 12, 2013 – 7:00 P.M.
On Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., Fr. Aidan Wilcoxson and the clergy and congregation of St. John the Forerunner Church in Cedar Park, Texas (near Austin) will host a presentation by one of the world’s premier Orthodox iconographers and craftsman, Aidan Hart. Hailing from England, Aidan Hart’s work is displayed online at aidanharticons.com. The event is free and open to the public. A brief reception will be follow, and refreshments will be served, but we ask that you please make your own arrangements for child-care. For further information, please contact Father Aidan Wilcoxson at email@example.com.
Aidan Hart is one of the world’s premier liturgical craftsmen. He works as an icon and fresco painter, and as a sculptor and woodworker. In the last thirty years, over 700 of his commissioned pieces have been installed in Orthodox, Anglican, and Roman Catholic parishes and monasteries, in more than twenty countries. Aidan has written extensively about the liturgical arts; he is a much sought-after speaker and teacher. Two of his special interests are the iconographic traditions of Western Europe and the relationship between the traditional liturgical arts and contemporary art.
While in Texas, Mr. Hart will also be meeting with St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Houston concerning a commission he has received from them for two large (266 sq. ft. each) mosaics of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. These will be installed within new transepts that parish has yet to build. We will be sure to share images of both of these developments as they are completed.