Falcon Heights resident wins first place in art show sponsored by the Benedictine Center in Maplewood


Lynnette Black

Lynnette Black, a resident of Falcon Heights for 36 years, won first place in a juried art show sponsored by the Benedictine Center in Maplewood. Her collage, entitled “Seeking God in the Whitespace”  invites viewers to quiet their hearts and minds to listen for the still small  voice of God.

Black has exhibited her work extensively throughout the country, including Florida, New York, Georgia and Wisconsin. Her work has also appeared in juried exhibitions at the Catherine Nash Gallery at the  University of Minnesota and Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Her next exhibit will appear at Winona Center for the Arts in March and April.

Black earned a degree in fine arts from Hamline University and participated in the master of fine arts program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

She and her husband David raised two sons who attended grade school  in Falcon Heights and high school in Roseville. She chaired the Women’s Caucus for the Arts in Minnesota for five years, was a member of the Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota and participated in Christians in the Visual Arts.

David led and served on the Falcon Heights Planning Commission for  many years.

The juried exhibit, called “Seeing God,” features area artists whose  creative process captures a sense of the divine when seeing the world.

About 70 artists submitted their work, which will be on display at St. Paul’s Monastery until March 1. The top three winners share a $375 prize.

The exhibit is part of the Benedictine Center’s “Art & Spirituality” series designed to show how art sustains and expands the spiritual  imagination and deepens awe for the beauty of creation. The center  sponsors five exhibits annually, featuring area artists. They are open to the public free of charge from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, go to www.benedictinecenter.org, call 651-777-7251 or email benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org. The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery, is located at 2675 Benet Road in Maplewood.

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