March 5, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – An art exhibit featuring works on the theme “Earth, Our Home,” opens Friday, March 23, 2018, at INAI: A Space Apart, located on the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse campus. The exhibit runs through Sunday, July 8. A reception with artists is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018.
The juried art exhibit features paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber artwork, and sculptures depicting the theme of reverence or care for Earth and the beauty of nature. “Artists from Lenawee County and beyond have submitted work that helps us see with eyes of concern and hope,” said Sister Suzanne Schreiber, OP, Coordinator of INAI: A Space Apart.
In addition to the art gallery, INAI: A Space Apart offers quiet space for personal reflection and meditation. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended hours on Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome free of charge to enjoy this quiet space and to explore the exhibit on our common home, Earth.
INAI: A Space Apart is adjacent to Weber Retreat & Conference Center, on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.
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.