Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Monastery,Seminary Event

Louisville artist to display work at Archabbey Library

Tuesday, April 2- Thursday, May 2
Location: Archabbey Library Gallery

Joyce_Garner_2.jpgSaint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, will host an exhibit of oil paintings by Louisville, KY, artist Joyce Garner. The exhibit will be on display from April 2 to May 2.

Garner, a self-taught artist, will be showing paintings from her Table Series. These paintings are large, colorful works that are both whimsical and exuberant.

The tables function as meeting places for a variety of individuals and creatures who gather to share a meal, converse or argue. There are the old and the young, the active and the dreamers, shy characters and extroverts.

Garner explains, "I do not want realism in the faces, but I do want expression that is readable." Life happens around tables and it is a narrative that the viewer is invited to enjoy and explore.

Garner has exhibited her work in the region and nationally, both solo and in group shows. She is represented by Reinike Gallery in Atlanta. She also exhibits in her own gallery on East Market Street in Louisville.

Her work is found in many private and corporate collections, including University Hospital (lobby triptych) in Cincinnati, Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta and the Standard Country Club (lobby) in Louisville.

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: The photo depicts details from Joyce Garner's "American Pie" painting, which is 60"x174".