Antis work comes to Passion Play

Monday, June 2, 2008

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Works by the late Harry Antis will be on display during an open house Friday, June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sacred Arts Center on the grounds of The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs. His wife Sandi will be the special guest.

Antis painted 12 originals in the series "An Artist's Perception of the Man From Nazareth Called Jesus" at display at the museum.

He began his career as a wildlife artist and produced more than 100 different limited edition prints of wildlife subjects. Antis' paintings are often compared to those of the master Renaissance painter Caravaggio due to his dramatic treatment of light and color, and the vivid glow of his paintings is often mistaken as artificial lighting.

From 17th Century paintings and 18th Century woodcarvings to exquisite ceramics and challenging modern day images, the Sacred Arts Center collection includes two- and three-dimensional art pieces in diverse media and original oils on canvas painted by early masters and 20th Century artists.

Prints of "The Bride of Christ" will be given to the first 100 families at the open house.

For more information, visit the Web site at GreatPassionPlay.com, or call 1-800-882-7529

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