A former student of mine, a graduate of Thomas More College in New Hampshire, who is now studying at CUA and attends the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington DC has contacted me about this project. The shrine has issued a call for icon painters to undertake the painting of icons for the iconostasis and for selected walls. Go here to find out more about the commission.
Over 35 years, thousands of generous Ukrainian Catholics have contributed financially to the construction of
the church. The shrine, designed by
architect Myroslav Nimciw, was built in three phases: the lower level in 1979, the upper sanctuary shell
in 1988, and the sanctuary interior in 1999. The final phase, as mentioned, is to install icons in the sanctuary, both within the structure of a new
iconostas, designed by architect Larysa Kurylas, and on select walls of the sanctuary.
|The front of the nave as seen while looking East.|
For information about the commission follow the link here.
This is an ambitious and worthy project, and a great opportunity for a good icon painter. Oh that more of our Roman Rite churches would embark on such a systematic and informed process in the commissioning of art!