Honored to be among the presenters for the weekly History of Art Lecture Series.
UD is a professional university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary programs. Instead of a straight forward lecture, I offered the students a hands-on tactile learning experience and it went over well.
I learned that they have an historical interest in icons. A campus tour, after the presentation, included the viewing of their campus Orthodox icon collection. Most of the icons were protected by "A riza (Russian: риза, "robe") or oklad (оклад, "covered"), sometimes called a "revetment" in English, is a metal cover protecting an icon." Additionally, they were under a clear security barrier and therefore not as easy to photograph as one would hope. Overall, it is an impressive collection of 18-19th century Russian and Greek style icons along with enameled brass icon ornamentation.
This event has been successfully completed. More events are slated in 2019 at different locations including my home workshop.
"...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." St Paul
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