New Horizons: Emerging Artists Exhibit – featuring the works of Jerry Miller, Manuel Hernandez Sanchez, Marcos Morales and Katy MArshall

Join us for an Artist Panel Discussion on Thursday, July 13th, from 6:00-7:30 pm, where the artists will share their creative processes and inspirations. From photographs and murals to textiles and mushrooms, these artists offer unique perspectives and artistic techniques that are sure to captivate and inspire. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to view the work and hear from these talented emerging artists.

We are honored to showcase the work of Jerry Miller, Manuel Hernandez Sanchez, and Marcos Morales, and we invite you to join us for this unique and exciting exhibit at the Mary Anderson Center Gallery at Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality.

Gallery Dates/Hours
Runs from June 8th – July 20th
Mon, Wed -11am – 2pm, Thursday 4pm-7pm

Place: Mary Anderson Center Gallery
Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality
101 St. Anthony Dr.
Mount Saint Francis, IN 47146

Meet The Artist

Marcos Morales

MARCOZ is a Xicanx artist who was raised by the people of Michoacán, Mexico in Okolona, Louisville, Kentucky. Primarily a fabric artist, Marcos also dabbles in poetry, dance, and photography. Marcos’ work expresses their lived experience as a first-generation child of immigrant parents and their journey and practice of remembering their ancestral roots. Marcos started clothing design in 2012 when his mother taught him how to stitch and use her sewing machine. Since then, Marcos has come out with three clothing collections, Warriors of the Here & Now (2016), TRIQUER0 (2020), and most recently AFL0RAR (2022). Overall, Marcos’ work can be found at the intersection of clothing upcycling, cultural lived experience, and fashion futurism.

Jerry Miller

Jerry Miller was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1940 and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended college at Conception Seminary, a Benedictine monastery, in northeast Missouri, and St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a master’s degree in Hospital Administration. Following graduation, he became a hospital administrator in Dallas, Texas, Louisville, Kentucky, and Saudi Arabia. In 1986, he founded a healthcare consulting company providing services to over 800 US hospitals before retiring in 2016. He began his photography interests in 1957 while assisting in a photography lab. There he met a retired WWII army photographer. He saw some of the soldier’s black and white photos of incredible destruction of bombed German cities. During his many travels Jerry has always carried a camera. His photography reflects sights that inspired him including human interest, beauty, and historical significance.

Katy Marshall

Katy Marshall is a self-taught artist with a unique background in mushroom farming. With experience in various art mediums, including fiber art, painting, printing, and sculpture, she draws inspiration from the natural world and the interconnectedness of all living things. Her work explores themes of biology and ecology, often featuring mushrooms and fungal networks, the human form, insects, and sea life.

As a self-taught artist, Katy Marshall’s style and approach to her craft are truly unique, reflecting her diverse background and passions. Her work has been recognized for its originality and creativity, and she continues to explore new ways to express her vision through her art.

Manuel Hernandez Sanchez

Manuel Hernandez Sanchez creates large portable acrylic murals that celebrate Indigenous American roots, continuing a tradition that dates to the ancient frescos found in the temples of Teotihuacan, Mexico. Grommets are placed on the sides of the paintings making them portable, a reflection of the constant migration his family has had but also the displacement of Indigenous people. The canvas is shaped in forms that reflect shapes found in nature and show a resemblance to animal hide paintings. Hernandez portrays Indigenous people surrounded by imagery inspired by art before colonialism. His work explores beliefs, gender, family history, racism, environmentalism, and other topics that arise, through a visual language in the painting or sometimes through text or symbolism.

In other murals, he revisits history and adds an indigenous perspective to them, using such s topics as the history of trade between North and South American Indigenous tribes. Combining both western histories with Indigenous history and myths, he challenges the established narratives. In another series, he depicts a personified cactus simply existing while performing day to day activities, embracing a slur that calls people who are Indigenous people “cactus face.” This series serves to disarm this insult but to also see the beauty in being compared to a beautiful plant like a cactus. With these paintings, he decolonizes himself and invites the viewer to reevaluate their beliefs toward Indigenous people.

Opening Reception
Thursday, June 8th, 6:00 pm

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Artist Discussion Panel
Thursday, July 13th, 6:00 pm

Gallery Dates Hours
Runs from June 8th  – July 20th

Mon, Wed -11am – 2pm Thu 4pm-7pm

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