Shepherding Images Studio and Good Shepherd Gallery officially opened at 252 S. Florissant Road on November 17. The location is the working studio for Sr. Glynis Mary McManamon, a Good Shepherd Sister, who creates sacred art as a way of inspiring viewers to reflect on a larger worldview. Work exhibited in the gallery includes large format Byzantine icons, smaller panel icons and abstracts, as well as a handful of watercolors and drawings of secular subjects.
Sr. Glynis Mary hopes to enlarge the offerings of the gallery in 2016, inviting youth groups, school groups and other community-based groups to use the gallery space as a venue to showcase art. The themes can be widely varied and need not be religious. They must, however, speak in some way to one or more of the four core values of the Good Shepherd Congregation: mercy, reconciliation, individual worth and zeal (expressed concern for others).
The Studio/Gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. It is also open by appointment. The phone number is 314-522-1155. There is a quiet meditation space and a café table and chairs waiting for visitors.
No stranger to creating and exhibiting sacred art, Sr. Glynis had a studio/gallery in Louisville, Kentucky from 2006 to 2010. She accepts commissions from individuals and private and public organizations. In the future, in addition to the artwork available for purchase, she hopes to add cards and small prints.
Thank you to all who attended our annual holiday party. It was great mixing with old friends and mingling with new ones. We hope to see you all at our monthly meetings and quarterly breakfast meetings.