August 22, 2011
Avila University's Thornhill Gallery recently hosted "Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary", an exhibition of prints from artist Sister Corita Kent. Sister Corita worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, combining words and imagery into a commentary on the turbulent social issues of the 1960s and 70s. Her work delivered a message of love and peace through various posters, book covers and large scale murals.
Thornhill Gallery director Marci Aylward spoke to the significance of the exhibition stating,
It is a privilege to have Sister Corita's work here at Avila. It is a great opportunity for the Kansas City art and design community to see a body of significant historical work with a strong social message.
The exhibition is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.