Wednesday, August 28, 2013
6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
Dony Mac Manus’, an accomplished international artist with more than twenty years of experience producing and teaching visual arts, is currently the director of the Sacred Art School in Florence, Italy.Inspired by the teachings of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s call for a renewal in the Liturgy, the Sacred Art School mission is to teach and produce art in service of the Church, both devotional and liturgical. Dony Mac Manus’ largest collection is housed in the Catholic Information Center. Join us for an evening lecture as he shares his insights into sacred art.
Born in Dublin in 1971, Dony Mac Manus graduated with a Bachelor of Design (1995) and Higher Diploma in Art and Design Teaching (1998) at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. He went on to receive a Millennium Scholarship Trust from the Bank of Ireland to do a Masters in Fine Art (2001) at the New York Academy of Art and also a Scholarship from the NYAA to use a studio in Provence in the South of France. Shortly after September 11 2001 he left Manhattan for Italy where he set up his studio first in Rome for a year and a half and then Florence for the next year and a half. He returned to Dublin in 2004 to establish the Irish Academy of Figurative Art over three and a half years which he has now entrusted to the remaining faculty and students. In late 2007 he returned to Florence to establish Studios so as to continue working on large international commissions while training in apprentices and students in his Studios. Please view www.donymacmanusstudios.com for details.
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