Art Exhibit in Taliaferro Hall: Painting and Drawings by Fr. Lou Towson
Waves about to break on the shore, a country road winding by a lonely house, water lilies, a forest aflame with autumn colors, horses, a horse galloping across an ocean edge island, an angelic grandchild presiding over vignettes from imaginary children’s tales, thoughtful still lifes, and a proud turkey describe some of the subject matter of the oil and acrylic and watercolor paintings and a group of fairy-tale-like drawings of Fr. Louis Towson.
Lou, to his friends and the students, has instructed and encouraged aspiring artists in the classes he has taught for six years in the dedicated art room beneath Taliaferro Hall at St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Jacksonville. Fr. Lou also serves in a number of ways as Priest Associate at the Cathedral and at the Cathedral Care Gerontology Center.
Prior to his retirement Fr. Lou served as rector of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, Satellite Beach, Florida. His interest in art goes back to childhood. His first instruction came in the summer of his fifteenth year when a member of his church offered drawing instruction. Later he took art courses when he attended Florida State University. More recently he studied oil painting with Hershel Herman.The exhibition opens Sunday, January 27th, 2019 and runs until March 6th, 2019. Many of the paintings are on loan from private collections and many are for sale. Giclee of some of the exhibit pieces from private collections are available through consultation with the artist. Part of the purchase price goes to benefit various programs of the Cathedral. Purchases may be made through Kathryn Bissette at The Cathedral Bookstore, 221 E Church St. Email Kathryn for more information: [email protected]. Purchased paintings may be picked up at the end of the exhibition.
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