Artists, musicians named for March 2-3 sacred art show, sale in Rock Island

The Sacred Heart of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, drawn with colored pencils by Jill Rodts, is the signature piece for the Art of Faith show at Farrell Hall of St. Pius X Church in Rock Island. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — Artists and musicians for the Art of Faith, a juried sacred art show and sale being held this weekend, have been announced by Jill Rodts, founder and organizer.

This year’s theme is “The Merciful Love of Jesus — Art of the Sacred Heart.” People may come and meet the artists, be serenaded by area musicians, and have a bite to eat from 2 to 7 p.m. on March 2, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 3.

On Saturday, visitors to Farrell Hall at St. Pius X Church, 2901 24th St., will hear from Sharon Ade, piano, from 2 to 3 p.m.; Mark Kline, singer, songwriter and guitarist, from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Chris Dunn on vocals and guitar, from 4 to 5 p.m. The final performance of the day will be given by Lydia Olson, Ashley Gochee and Clare Nonnennmann, harpists, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Musical performances on Sunday include the string quartet of Steve Van Hyfte, Judy Booe, Gwen Patton and David Bracke from 10 to 11 a.m.; Patton and Karen McClintock on cello and flute from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; and McClintock on flute at 11:30 a.m.

Paul Herrera of the Art Legacy League will offer a free calligraphy workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Also on Sunday, the high school art contest winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m.

Among the 20 artists from Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois, who will display their work are: Sharon Ade, Moline, holy cards; Jan Butler, Coal Valley, prayer cards; Don Barry, Bettendorf, Iowa, wood saw scrolling; Lynn Barry, Bettendorf, Iowa, quilting; Dennis Carlson, Bettendorf, Iowa, wood carving; Judith Costello, Davenport, Iowa, mixed media, painting, drawing; Brenda DeLathouwer, Rock Island, art and prayer books of Sister Wendy; and Jordan Emerick, Rock Island, cord rosaries.

Also featured will be: Penny Ensley, Kewanee, pen, pencil, computer art; Kee Fryxell, Davenport, Iowa, colored pencils, pastel; Alba Goebel, Chillicothe, portrait painting; Elida Gomez, Moline, string art; Andre Garcia, Davenport, Iowa, photography; Mary Ann Hansen, Rock Island, bead rosaries; Paul Herrera, Milan, calligraphy; Dennis Hurd, Bettendorf, Iowa, woodworking; and John Jackson, Mackinaw, wood saw scrolling.

The list continues with: Christi Jentz, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, jewelry, acrylic painting; Father William Kneemiller, Davenport, Iowa, Holy Land Military rosaries, prayer books; Joyce Matten, Geneseo, jewelry, crosses, acrylic and oil paintings, watercolor; Mindy, Andy, Lydia, Luke, Tina, and Ruth Olson, Moline, pocket saint peg dolls; Taryn Watkins, Peoria, watercolor, acrylic and egg tempera painting; Kathryn Weets, Lost Nation, Iowa, oil paintings and colored pencils; and Rory Wellner, Rock Island, crochet hearts.

In addition, Rodts has prepared examples of her painting, illustrations, icons, drawing, jewelry, and photography for the show. She is from Milan.

For more information or to see the artists’ work, follow Art of Faith on Facebook.

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