Russian Artists' Exhibit Coming to Chattanooga


Icons in Transformation — a dramatic 180-piece traveling exhibit — features the contemporary icons of Russian-born artist Ludmila Pawlowska and includes some traditional icons painted by the monks of the Vassilevsky Monastery in Russia. The exhibit has traveled to cathedrals throughout Europe and the US and in now coming to Chattanooga from September 8 to November 10! The works on view at Saint Paul’s will include several large paintings, some of which will be suspended in the church, providing stunning and dramatic visual impression. Additional pieces will be on display at Second Presbyterian Church located across Pine Street.

Pawlowska, a Russian native who now lives in Sweden, encourages people to make their own interpretations from her modern three dimensional artwork, some of which is painted onto pieces of wood standing nearly 10 feet tall. Sculptures are also part of her repertoire. She employs writing in several languages, small icons, pieces of natural stone, crystal, minerals, and fabric within the layers of her work.