Speaker Series: Jed Gibbons
June 3, 2017
Jed Gibbons, Sacred Artist
"The Hidden Beauty in the Eucharist, Revealing the Body, Blood, Soul and
Divinity though Sacred Art"
11:00 am, St. John Cantius Auditorium
Synopsis: This presentation will explore beauty, how art can make the invisible visible, and how art can mold matter in a way that leads to adoration of the august mystery of the Eucharist, through the two expressions of sacred art in the Church:
• The Expression for inner disposition through Devotional Art, for ones own faith and piety through the use of signs and symbols, visual and imaginative elements.
• The Ecclesial Dimension of Sacred Art, through the use of outward forms such as painting, sculpture and sacred vessels, both collectively and singularly.
Both dimensions will feature examples of historic works as well as work of the presenter in the
Restoration of the Sacred in our times.
Bio: Jed Gibbons is a working artist and designer in Chicago IL. He graduated from Kendall College of Design in Grand Rapids MI in 1978, and has studied ne art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Jed worked in
advertising for 23 years while also working in a variety of areas of Sacred Art in the Church. He left
advertising as a creative director in 2000 to pursue sacred art full time. His work has been in juried
competitions and has won numerous awards. Jed has also been teaching classes nationally and
internationally, in the art of Medieval Illumination with the Catholic perspective with the focus
being the small, figurative, illuminated miniatures that graced the pages in the Book of Hours.
Jed Gibbons will also be teaching a workshop in Medieval Illumination in July at St. John Cantius. Students will learn the traditional techniques from grinding pigments to gilding an illumination of the Mother of Sorrows. Details and enrollment can be found on this Eventbrite page.