Stations of the Cross Exhibit to be Dedicated Sept.
12 at CMU
Donated by Betty
Dimock; Artist Will Speak About Her Collection at 10 A.M., Dedication Service at
When Winnipeg artist Betty Dimock set out to create an artistic rendering of
the Stations of the Cross, she decided to illustrate Christ’s journey to the
cross through hands—the hands of his accusers, of those who helped him along the
way, and of Jesus himself.
To her, the hands conveyed the “emotion and struggle of all who were involved
in this journey, making it a personal and timeless encounter for all who view
it,” she wrote in a book about the collection.
Dimock will be at CMU September 12 to dedicate the collection, which she has
donated to the university. The event begins with a slide presentation by Dimock
at 10 a.m., followed by a question and answer time. At 11 a.m. she will be
available to sign copies of her book, and at 11:30 a.m. she will join CMU staff
and students for a dedication service.
In addition to dedicating the collection, Dimock will also talk about a new
bursary she is donating to CMU. Named after her husband, the Herbert Victor
Dimock Memorial Bursary will be given to students with physical challenges at
the university. Portions of the proceeds of the sale of her book will be
allocated to the bursary.
About Betty Dimock: Betty was born in Saint John, New Brunswick in
1916. She studied at the Pratt Institute in New York, the Sorbonne in Paris, the
University of Saskatchewan and the University of Florence in Italy. In 1979, at
age 63, she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of
Manitoba. In 1980 her interest in printmaking led her to Japan, where she
studied the Japanese technique of woodblock printmaking with Toshi Yoshida, a
world-renowned printmaker. Dimock has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in
Canada, the United States and abroad.
For more information about the event, call CMU at 487-3300.
Posted September 11, 2007
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