St Joseph’s Abbey

Posted by on June 3, 2017 in Pastels | Comments Off on St Joseph’s Abbey

April 21, 2017 was a 2nd trip to St Joseph’s Abbey,, for a Pastel Plein Air demonstration by Mary Monk,

The Degas Pastel Society hosted the event and President Alan Flattmann,, gave a welcoming speech in the Art Works Studio and displayed pastel products for inspection.

It was a thrilling day touring the Abbey’s Art Works building,, meeting their directing Artist in Residence, Lyn Hill Hayward Taylor, and all the Degas Pastel Society Members,

The morning was watching the demo by Mary Monk for two hours, then hadlunch in the Abbey Dining Room and afterwards one of the Monks gave us a tour of the Abbey’s famous murals.

I wound the day up by meeting one of the Alumni who gave me their personal history of attending school at the Seminary.

A beautiful day of Pastel Art.