Category Archives: Fine Arts

“Mirroring the Saints” Exhibit

mirroringComing this fall in the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections

Mirroring the Saints:
The Jesuit Wierix Collection from the
Church of St. Francis Xavier  in Amsterdam

Saint Joseph’s University is one of four U.S. venues for “Mirroring the Saints,” the other three being: Manresa Gallery, St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, Ca. (Spring 2012); Loyola University Museum of Art (Fall 2012); and the Carlos Museum, Emory University (Spring 2014).

More about this exhibit can be found on page five of the Library Lines newsletter: Library Lifelines.

"Royal Tiger" - Student Art Display

“Transcription of Eugène Delacroix’s Royal Tiger”
June 10 – December 17, 2013
Post Learning Commons
2nd floor Lounge –  (behind the elevator)

Transcription of Eugène Delacroix’s Royal Tiger
Transcription of Eugène Delacroix’s Royal Tiger

“Transcription of Eugène Delacroix’s Royal Tiger” is a 10′ x 4′ charcoal drawing created in April by students in Kathleen Vaccaro’s Drawing I (ART 133) course. This large drawing of a tiger is an interpretation of a small lithograph created in 1829 by Eugène Delacroix, a French Romantic artist who also painted “Liberty Leading the People.”


Royal Tiger (Tigre Royal) Eugene Delacroix, French, Charenton-Saint-Morice 1798-1863 Paris
Royal Tiger (Tigre Royal)
Eugene Delacroix French, Charenton-Saint-Morice           1798-1863 Paris
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
image provided by ARTstor

The artists involved in this project are: Jordan Cotter, Amanda Rose, Matthew Sarcona, Demi Liccio, Nina Giglio, Timothy Craig, Carla Pontarelli, Kylie Smeraglio, Olivia Martino, A. J. Werkheiser, Stephen Noglows, Brian Pernice, and Billy Annesley. Kathleen thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

SJU students working on charcoal drawing.
SJU students working on charcoal drawing.

For the majority of these students, Drawing I is their first art course. None of the students are art majors, and so this project serves as a reminder that anyone can make art. The students met the difficult and fun challenge of creating this drawing as a group, and worked tirelessly to complete the image of this fierce tiger. This is the second exhibition for this section of Drawing I. Their first was the Kimmel Center’s 3rd Annual College Night Art Exhibition, which occurred on April 13, 2013. At the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. This group of SJU students also shared their passion for drawing with students in the Gompers Elementary School after school program.