The work of New Alexandria artist and art conservator Jeffrey P. Rouse will be featured in an exhibit at Saint Vincent Gristmill which opens on Saturday, November 18. Entitled “One Man’s Interpretation of Christian Expression,” the opening will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.
This one-man exhibition will explore the life of Christ’s beginnings, with his choice of apostles and the disciples who followed him in his journey as a man and as divine. These integral characters are the artist’s personal adaptations given to him through prayer.
Rouse has a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and American art history. He has worked as a fine arts conservator, in private practice, for nearly 45 years. Rouse notes that he hopes “this humble exhibition will allow its audience to experience a powerful approach to the very essense of Christianity and the image of Christ in art.”
Following the opening reception, the exhibition will continue through December 23 during regular Gristmill hours, which are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. The Gristmill is located on Beatty County Road, just north of the main Saint Vincent campus. Entry will be through the Gristmill General Store.
Rouse owns and operates Tri-Maple Studios and New Growth Gallery, 319 West Main St., New Alexandria.