Spend an evening with Fr. Vincent Petersen, our resident friar artist, and other painting enthusiasts in an evening of fun and creativity. Each evening will feature the work of diverse American painters such as Gorman, Cassatt, Brown, and Obata, to inspire you in creating your own work of art. The featured artist for December 16th will be Chiura Obata.
Painting supplies will be provided, along with snacks. Bring your favorite beverage to share with a friend.
Limited to 12 students per class
Meet Our Instructor
Fr. Vince Petersen, OFM Conv.
Friar Vince Petersen
Friar Vincent Petersen is an environmental artist who works mostly in the acrylic medium. Since childhood, the beauty of the Earth held him captive. Growing up in rural Minnesota, he credits the shapes, seasons, dimensions, and moods of creation for coloring his understanding of God and spirituality.
Friar Vincent’s work has been greatly influenced by the landscapes of the Southwest where he was involved in ministry from 1997 to 2015. During a 2006 exhibition benefiting a local effort to preserve open spaces and vulnerable habitat in the area, his artistry was first noticed.
Friar Vincent holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from St. Louis University and a Master of Divinity from the Washington Theological Union. His activism has been extensive, including opposition to war and militarism, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Pax Christi, racial justice and protection of the environment.