Members update: Valerie Dean

Nativity

Nativity

Valerie Dean will have work in the forthcoming group show by the Society of Catholic Artists at St Stephen Walbrook and also in the Christmas display at the Wellhouse Gallery at Horndon on the Hill.

The Society of Catholic Artists is for those engaged as professional or amateurs in the various disciplines of the visual arts, and for all those who recognise the value of the artist as an evangelist assisting in the pastoral work of the Church. The society was formed in 1929 as the Guild of Catholic Artists and Craftsmen and after WW2 was instrumental in the building of new and restoration of churches using skilled architects, sculptors, painters, silversmiths, stained glass artists, etc. Today, they are becoming international due to their uniqueness in the world. They aim still to provide not only the highest of skills for commissions but also serve to unite Catholic artists in the artist’s reflection of God’s own creativity. In this year of Pope Francis’ encyclical, ‘Care of Creation’ and respecting the spirituality of the venue, for this exhibition they are using the Pope’s message as a theme. ‘Care of Creation’ will be at St Stephen Walbrook from Monday 9th – 27th November, Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Wellhouse Gallery owner Lisa Anderson saw Valerie’s work at our ‘Gift’ exhibition and has, as a result, chosen work by Valerie for the forthcoming Christmas display at the Gallery.