February 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – A photography exhibit, Quiet Moments, runs from Saturday, March 2, 2019, through Thursday, June 27, 2019, at INAI: A Space Apart, an art gallery and meditation space adjacent to Weber Retreat and Conference Center. An artists’ reception is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019.
In Quiet Moments, photographers Scott Miller and Elaina Robinson offer their experiences of quiet moments, using their cameras to illustrate special times of stillness, observation, and oneness of nature.
Scott Miller, videographer in the Communications Office of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is a local artist specializing in digital imagery and cinematography. His passion is to guide his audience to see and experience quiet moments in the significant yet overlooked simplicity of God’s fingerprints that he sees all around him.
Elaina Robinson grew up in a rural area on a dirt road near Adrian and felt those landscapes as part of her soul. The images in this series of black and white photos show the power of place as she came to know it with the camera. Her exhibit in Quiet Moments is her senior project for Siena Heights University, where she is majoring in business and minoring in photography.
INAI (pronounced in-EYE), meaning “within” in Japanese, is a contemplative space and art gallery that resonates with the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ mission to seek truth, make peace, and respect life. It houses an art gallery, as well as a quiet space for personal reflection and meditation. INAI: A Space Apart is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All are invited free of charge to visit INAI: A Space Apart and to enjoy Quiet Moments.
October 16, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – An exhibit of the artworks of Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates will open Saturday, October 28, 2017, at INAI: A Space Apart, an art studio adjacent to Weber Retreat and Conference Center at the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse. An opening reception will be held that day from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The exhibit, Adrian Dominican Artists: A Review, will be open to the public from Saturday, October 28, 2017, through Saturday, February 24, 2018. The studio is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The exhibit will include paintings, photography, pottery, weaving, quilts, and other kinds of artwork by approximately 16 Adrian Dominican Sisters and four Associates – women and men who make a non-vowed commitment to live out the mission and vision of the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Suzanne Schreiber, OP, Coordinator of INAI: A Space Apart, described its unique heritage. “This space is dedicated to the creative spirit of Sisters Barbara Chenicek and Rita Schiltz, who, for 43 years, on this site created ‘sacred space,’ designing chapels and churches that invited contemplation, reflection, and response to the presence of the Spirit in today’s world.”
INAI, a Japanese word meaning within, captures the spirit of contemplation meant to permeate the new space.