Abilene Christian University sculptor Jack Maxwell (’78) is again bringing his unique talents to life with Sacred Spaces, an exhibit of 19 oil paintings at the ACU Downtown Gallery. The exhibit is open noon to 3 p.m. through Oct. 24 at 1133 N. 2nd St. in Abilene.
The artist, a longtime professor of art and design who is best known for his award-winning Jacob’s Dream sculpture site, also is an accomplished painter whose Summers Abroad exhibit in September 2011 portrayed scenes captured while he and his wife, Jill (Thompson ’78) were in Europe with ACU Study Abroad classes.
His new show presents “intimate perspectives from recent travels in the United Kingdom and Italy” that he says offered a strong personal spiritual connection. Maxwell’s 19 paintings explore the nooks and crannies of cathedrals, abbeys, theatres and pastures in places such as Wales, Italy and Scotland, from humble, centuries-old churches to the Vatican in Rome.
Follow along on this Facebook site for glimpses of Maxwell as he paints for Sacred Spaces in his studio from March-September of this year.