Friday, June 26, 2015

Artist Corita Kent and the rebel nuns who embraced the 60's and broke Catholicsm

LA WEEKLY
By Catherine Wagley
The Mary’s Day Parade at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles,1964 Reproduction permission of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA---In a sunny photo from 1964, a big group of nuns and girls with flowers in their hair hold pink signs that say "God Likes Me" or "I Like God." That photo, of the Mary's Day celebration held at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood, is included in a glass case in "Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent," which just opened at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. "Mary's Day used to be very formal," Lenore Navarro Dowling, a former Sister of the Immaculate Heart order, says on a recent Tuesday as she stands near the glass case that holds the photo. [link]
wet and wild [detail], 1967. Silkscreen print on paper, 18 1/8 x 23 inches. Collection: Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles, CA. Photograph by Arthur Evans, courtesy of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.