Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict


Archabbey Library sponsors gallery talk

January 20, 2016

Louisville, KY, artist Joanne Weis will give a gallery talk on Saturday, February 6, at 10 a.m. Central Time in conjunction with her artwork currently on exhibit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN.

An exhibit of Weis' wall hangings, titled "Healing the Earth," is on display through February 28.

In her gallery talk, Weis will discuss her work and share stories about the nine locations that inspired it. These are places that have suffered environmental damage, but have been restored in various ways.

Working in hand-dyed, printed and embroidered hemp, Weis focused this series of textile pieces on activities and locations where people, generally in partnership with private foundations or the government, are exerting significant effort to repair and restore the soil, water, flora and fauna destroyed or threatened by humans.

In planning this series, Weis located projects where environmental restoration efforts were having some success. This led to nine pieces honoring restoration and reclamation processes that offer hope for a repaired and healed earth.

Weis is a mixed media textile artist. She earned a Master of Arts in creative fiber art from the University of Louisville in 2010. Her recent work has focused on the links between the earth's environment and the spiritual.

To view the exhibit at other times, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311 for library hours, or visit the Archabbey Library's website:

Both the exhibit and the gallery talk on February 6 are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, call the Archabbey at 812-357-6611 on the day of the event to check for cancellation.