Sacred Scenes: Icons of the Orthodox Church
March 1-June 1, 2014
Main Floor Gallery
In cooperation with The Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of St. Mary, the AANM presents works by world-renowned artist Vlasios Tsotsonis. In Michigan, Tsotsonis is known for the iconography that adorns Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores, but his artwork is found in churches across the globe, including one of Christianity's pre-eminent pilgrimage sites, Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
In addition to original, large-scale pieces by the artist, the exhibition explores the establishment and growth of Arab American Orthodox communities. Also included are studies for work Tsotsonis is completing during the run of the exhibition at St. Mary in Livonia, Mich., home to the artist’s first U.S. pieces.
This exhibition is made possible in part by The Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo at top: Vlasios Tsotsonis at work on the Dome of Saint Constantine, in Glyfada, Athens, Greece, 2010
Mosaic at right: Christ Pantocrater (study for Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem) by Vlasios Tsotsonis
Painting above: Night Angel Theme by Vlasios Tsotsonis