Advent of an arts tradition: Gloucester artist at heart of Gordon festival

The work of Gloucester painter Bruce Herman merges contemporary art with faith — two terms not always used together. His newest work will be unveiled this week during the Advent Festival of the Arts at Gordon College in Wenham, where his exhibit celebrates the birth of Christ and honors his mother, Mary. Herman, a Gordon art professor for 24 years, plays a leading role in this expanded Advent celebration, which includes a panel discussion as well as the opening of his exhibition of the Virgin Mary.

After the show at Gordon College, the exhibit will travel to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., then on to Italy, where it is slated to be installed at a monastery in Orvieto. more


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