"These paintings represent my interpretation of the mission of St. Ignatius Loyola. They incorporate all I know and feel about my life as a Catholic and as an artist. The process of creating this body of work has taken me almost three years in which I have been continuously supported by the Xavier University Community. My research for the exhibition included completing the Spiritual Exercises with Darrell Burns, S.J. and attending the 2008 Ignatian Pilgrimage led by Tom Landy, Director of the Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture at Holy Cross University."

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Ignatius: 40x60 oil and maps on canvas   Epiphany: 40x60 oil and maps on canvas   Donkey: 36x60 oil and maps on canvas  
Angel 2: 36x60 oil on canvas    Black Madonna: 36x60 oil on canvas   Angel 1: 36x60 oil on canvas  
Manresa Woman: 24x48 oil on canvas   Fountain: 24x36 oil on canvas   Serpent: 24x48 oil on canvas  
Armor: 72x42 oil on canvas   Weaving: 96x60 mixed media   Landscape: 72x50 oil and maps on canvas  
Shoes: 40x40 oil and maps on canvas   Tree: 36x36 oil on canvas   Madonna and Child: 66x68 oil on canvas  


Adsum: Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality On Tour

2010 The Xavier University Art Gallery • Cincinnati, Ohio
2010 Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat • Staten Island, New York
2011 John Carroll University • University Heights, Ohio
2011 Solo Show • Naples, Florida
2011 Phyllis Weston Gallery • Cincinnati, Ohio
2011 Saint Louis University Museum of Art • Saint Louis, Missouri
2011 Solo Show• Kennebunk, Maine
2012 Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School • Indianapolis, Indiana
The Xavier University Mission Identity • Cincinnati, Ohio
2014 Rockhurst University • Kansas City, Missouri
2015 Marquette University • Milwaukee, Wisconsin


2014 Holly Schapker.