Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery,Seminary Event

Louisville artist's drawings, sculptures on display

Sunday, March 2- Tuesday, April 15
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery

Pic _news _Lockhart _artDrawings and sculptures of Louisville, KY, artist Bob Lockhart will be exhibited in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN. His artwork will be display March 2 through April 15, 2014.

Lockhart attended the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received Bachelor of Fine Arts (1964) and Master of Fine Arts (1966) degrees, before moving to Louisville.

He established the Art Department at Bellarmine University in 1967 and taught there for more than 40 years, retiring in 2010. Self-described as a "thinking, 1950s, social-justice Catholic," Lockhart creates art that presents an unusual world for the viewer to puzzle over.

The exhibit includes ceramic sculptures of imaginative animals that feel oddly alive in spite of being unlike any ordinary creature. Similarly, the figures in the drawings are simultaneously familiar and oddly bizarre. Lockhart explains that he creates images "to stimulate, to assail the senses and to challenge reality."

Lockhart's drawings are represented in major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. His sculptures are represented in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Speed Museum in Louisville, and the Louisville Zoo.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library's website:

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Photo: Lockhart's drawing (above) is titled: "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein