Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Inai Studio

For those of you who missed the wonderful occasion last summer when the Adrian Congregation celebrated the 40th anniversary of INAI Studio, we now have a recording of the presentation given by Sisters Barbara Chenicek and Rita Schiltz posted on our Adrian Dominican Sisters public website. You will find it under the “Publications” tab at this link:


The hour-long visual presentation, “INAI 40—Reflections on a Grace: The Journey of INAI,” depicts four decades of extraordinary design of contemporary sacred space. We delayed in posting it because we needed to do some work to render the beautiful images more true to the originals than the initial recording captured.

Please share the link with family and friends!


Elise D. GarcĂ­a, OP

Monday, April 7, 2014

DIA Member Alyce Van Acker OP has 40 Year Retrospective Show

Adrian Sister Alyce Van Acker OP is a master of Color and a long-time member of the Dominican Institute for the Arts.  This April 2014 she is having a retrospective show called " Sharing Color". ​

Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL will host a solo spring show in honor of Batavia resident Alyce Van Acker, O.P. The exhibit “Sharing Color” will feature selected paintings from four decades of painting. These will include a variety of sizes and techniques.

Alyce says,“Color – for me- is the most avidly enjoyed and magnetizing element to utilize in painting. Through it, I believe my paintings evoke a tranquil luminosity as they speak of land and atmosphere: air, space, sunlight, water and fog. At the same time, each painting is a metaphor of inner and outer experience.”

Van Acker, who also was Fine Line’s first painting teacher, has taught numerous drawing and painting classes since she started in 1980.

The show will run from April 17 through May 23 in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles.  An artist’s reception will take place in the gallery from 5:30 to 8p.m.

Friday, May 2.