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Silver Lake College Presents Jelinek Art Exhibit Through September 20th

Posted on August 30 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is delighted to present selected works of artist Kelly Jelinek in the College Cafeteria Gallery, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc, through September 20th.  Jelinek creates sculptures and 2-D mixed media pieces inspired by folktales and religious myths. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 8 am-5 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 am-4:30 pm. For more information please visit Additional exhibits for the fall 2013 term include:

September 18 - October 11        Franciscan Art Exhibit                                                         

September 25 - October 24        Guest: Sculpture of Laura Newman                               

October 17 - November 16         Guest: Fiber Art by Bonnie de Anteaga                        

November 18 - December 20     Guest: Drawings of Anthony J. Brandl                          

January 21 - February 22             Guest: Paintings by Benjamin Sloma                      

Kelly Jelinek graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine arts Degree from UW-Stevens Point, majoring in Art with both 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional emphases. Her art work is motivated by the stories she loved as a child. The characters that she chooses to represent in her artwork are often times ambiguous.  They are meant to be recognizable and yet unfamiliar; whole but haunted; and neither good nor evil.

Silver Lake College offers undergraduate majors in Studio Art and Art Education, as well as a pre-graduate program in Art Therapy. The College typically hosts ten or more guest artist exhibitions each year, in addition to student art exhibits and artist talks. Students enjoy exceptional art instruction with personalized attention from faculty, and numerous College organized visits to area museums and art galleries. Many students volunteer time teaching and helping with art related projects in the community. For more information about art programs at Silver Lake College, please visit

Program Director Sister Mariella Erdmann shares, “Thomas Merton once said, ‘Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.’  Silver Lake College helps students do just that. The Fine Arts Department has always been aware of this need and we strongly believe that art feeds the soul:  that is to lose oneself in the greater reality of beauty and creativity. In so doing the artist not only finds him/herself but gives to others through insights and sensitivity to the human situation.”  

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