Church Of The Transfiguration

The art and architecture both inside and outside of Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans will be the subject of the next Artfull Thursday talk at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis.

Architect John Ingwersen will talk about the art, architecture and meaning of the design of the Church of the Transfiguration which overlooks Cape Cod Bay in Orleans at his Artfull Thursday presentation at the Cape Cod Museum of Art on December 13 from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Standing at the spiritual center of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical community in the Benedictine monastic tradition, the Church of the Transfiguration is a contemporary expression of an ancient 4th-century style of architecture. The art inside and outside the building includes sculpture, original mosaics, true frescoes, and a glass installation, by world renowned artists from Europe and the US.

The frescoes were painted on wet plaster by Silvestro Pistolesi of Florence. The mosaics on the floor were designed by Helen McLean of Scotland and were created in Ravenna, Italy, by Alessandra Caprara in the Ravenna-Byzantine tradition. The stone sculptures were also designed by Ms. McLean and were executed by Regis DeMange of France. The bronze doors were sculpted and cast by Romolo Del Deo of New York and Provincetown.

Mr. Ingwersen is a principal architect with Architectural Design Inc. in Orleans with a master's degree in architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a certificate from the Boston Architectural College. He attended the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he grew up. He lives at the Community of Jesus and is a docent at the Church of the Transfiguration.

Admission to the talk is $12 or $10 for Cape Cod Museum of Art members.

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