This Friday evening my family and I attended a great event: the opening of an exhibit of the artwork of Lea Marie Ravotti. Specifically, it was the work she did for our collaboration, Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols. The show is in the vast new parish center of St. Thomas More Church in Bethel Park, Pa. (a suburb of Pittsburgh), and it will continue until March 30. Afterward, Lea hopes to move the show to other venues — churches, libraries, schools, hospitals, colleges and universities. She is also selling prints of selected works from the book. She gave me a tee-shirt with a third-century sarcophagus banquet scene. Now how cool is that?
Hope you can stop by and see the exhibit. If you can’t get to Pittsburgh, don’t fret: you can still buy the book.
Lea is a well-known and well-shown artist in her native Prague. She was raised an atheist in communist Czechoslovakia, came to the States for work when the walls fell, and here she questioned her way to Christian faith. Take a few minutes to read OSV’s interview with the artist about her art and her conversion.