Brescia University is hosting a commemorative art exhibit until Oct. 26 that showcases the art and teaching of the late Sr. Mary Diane Taylor, who specialized in color theory, stained glass, tapestry, quilting, calligraphy, design, art history, and printmaking.
The art exhibit is the first held in the C.E. Field Center for Professional Studies at Brescia.
Taylor was an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph for 69 years before her passing earlier this year. Prior to Brescia she started the art department at Owensboro Catholic High School and taught at the Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She taught at the university for 51 years before retiring in 2018. In 2016, the administration building was renamed Bartholomy-Taylor Hall in her honor.
Brescia University President Fr. Larry Hostetter said they are eager to utilize the art gallery in the new C.E. Field Center for which it was designed.
“To showcase student art, as well as those who have left a lasting impression on the Brescia University community, was the vision for this space from the beginning,” Hostetter said. “To honor the work of a beloved member of our campus for such a long time, Sr. Mary Diane Taylor, for the opening exhibit is a nod to our Ursuline foundation and to the impact of Sr. Diane herself.”
The exhibit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Attendees are asked to wear a mask while inside the C.E. Field Center for Professional Studies.