Celeste Mokrzycki, SSJ Presents Watercolor Exhibit at Chestnut Hill College

January 28 through February 28, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Artist and Chestnut Hill College alumna Celeste Mokrzycki, SSJ will present her watercolor exhibit, “Light from Above” from Thursday, January 28, 2010 through February 28, 2010 at the Dwight V. Dowley Gallery, 5th Floor, St. Joseph Hall at Chestnut Hill College. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. Chestnut Hill College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.

Sister Celeste’s paintings emphasize the movement of light and color to remind us of the ever present light of God in our lives. Her love of nature and creation is reflected in the subjects that she paints: landscapes, seascapes, and figures. Through her art, she invites her audience to enter into quiet moments to reflect upon the beauty of creation and the imagination of the creator. For her, painting is an act of worship to the divine artist.

Born in Poland, Sister Celeste moved to New Jersey when she was five years old. While attending Holy Family Academy, in Bayonne, NJ, Sister Celeste fell in love with art. After graduating from Chestnut Hill College with a degree in Studio Art, she continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, Pa. Originally trained as an oil painter; Sister Celeste began to paint watercolors, loving the fluidity and transparency of the medium.

Sister Celeste’s work has been exhibited in the Atlantic City Art Center, the Gallery of Light (Lawrenceville, NJ), The Barn (Ridgewood, NJ), the Woodmere Art Gallery (Woodmere, Pa.) Sister Celeste presently resides in Brigantine, NJ, and ministers as a Pastoral Associate at St. Thomas Church, Brigantine. She also teaches watercolor classes and presents workshops on spirituality using watercolor as a means of prayer.

The art exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Margie Thompson, SSJ, M.F.A. at 215.248.7042.or mthompsonssj@yahoo.com.