March Special at Corita Art Center
The fabled blustery days of March are upon us. To mitigate whatever gales may disturb your equilibrium, we offer you may the winds blow sweetly, one of Corita's 1982 Peace Blessings, a series of serigraphs that incorporate Corita's gentle landscape watercolors with traditional Indian Vedas.
In the 1960s, the Immaculate Heart College Art Department famously fostered expansive thinking and exploration. Cross-pollination of ideas among students and teachers mixing folk art with fine art, literature and popular culture, scripture with news media resulted in the bold, vibrant Pop art we associate with Immaculate Heart. The Art Department motto of the day was the Balinese saying: We have no art, we do everything as well as we can.
This same spirit of expansiveness and exploration continued to infuse Corita's work in the 1980s. Turning to the natural world around her, Corita became an avid watercolorist, frequently making her watercolor paintings into silkscreens. In her ongoing probing into the mystery of God, Corita borrowed from traditions and religions the world over, including the ancient Sanskrit hymns and chants known as the Vedas.
As we say goodbye to winter and look ahead to spring, we offer you may the winds blow sweetly for $200 (regularly $300) with wishes for a gentle change of seasons.
May the winds blow sweetly, 1982 • Edition 200, catalog 82-07 • 16" x 20"
Events and Exhibitions
Feb. 22 – May 5, 2014
Let the Sun Shine In
Circle Culture, Berlin
March 12 – April 19, 2014
Galerie Allen, Paris
June 6 – Sept. 14, 2014
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland