Saturday, July 11, 2015

CATICH: Disciplined Freedom In Action Exhibit August 1-31 Bettendorf Public Library

E. M. Catich: Disciplined Freedom in Action
This photo of Father Catich was taken by Hugh Tessendorf at Wichita State University.
The Art Legacy League is sponsoring an exhibit of Father Edward M. Catich’s artwork at the Bettendorf Public Library second floor Art Galleries from August 1 – 31, 2015. 

The work includes calligraphy, watercolor, drawings, stone inscriptions stained glass and printed works on paper. 

Father Catich began his professional art career as a Chicago sign painter before establishing his own college Art Department in Davenport, Iowa. He taught generations of Quad City artists during his forty-year teaching career and is still recognized as the international authority of the Imperial Roman letter.

Catich was a champion of handwriting reform, an award winning watercolorist and stained glass window artist. He was a scholar, an author, a printer, a musician, a numismatist in addition to his skill as a secular and liturgical artist. Father Catich was consultant to Encyclopedia Britannica, Los Angeles County Museum and several architects across the country.

The entire Art Legacy League traveling exhibit of Father Edward Catich artwork is made possible by an anonymous collector and former apprentice of the late Father Catich.

Special (Tuesday*) dates to remember:

August 4th – Exhibit Reception (Open to the Public)
          Meet and greet Father Catich’s students. Refreshments will be served.

August 11th – “Life and Times of Edward Catich”
A biographical lecture illustrated with Catich’s own
            artwork.  Paul Herrera.

August 18th – “Calligraphic Handwriting for Children”
Classroom instruction for young children by Linda
            Kelty in the Bettendorf Room

 August 25th – “Calligraphic Handwriting for Adults”
Classroom instruction for Adults by Amy Nielsen

Click on the poster shown here to find more detailed information about the special sessions being offered and the folks leading them.

The Bettendorf Public Library is located at:
2950 Learning Campus Dr
Bettendorf IA 52722M-Th: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
F-Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun: closed until after Labor Day weekend