STEUBENVILLE, OH—Dino Marcantonio, a New York City architect and co-founder of the Catholic Artists Society, will speak on “In the Image and Likeness of God the Artist” on Sunday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Marcantonio’s talk is part of the John Paul the Great Lecture series.
“In Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Artists he challenges not only those who call themselves artists, but indeed all men to pursue the work of the artist in shaping their own lives, as well as the world around them,” said Professor Shawn Dougherty, Franciscan University chairman of the Fine Arts Department.
Marcantonio has worked on many institutional, educational, and commercial preservation projects, including the Lincoln Memorial and the Georgetown University Law Center. His architectural work has taken him to Canada, Spain, Thailand, Austria, and the Caribbean.
Marcantonio is a board member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. He also has taught at the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Notre Dame.
The John Paul the Great Fine Arts Lecture series was inspired by the pontiff's participation in underground theater and playwriting during his youth in Nazi-occupied Poland. Its goal is to bring great Catholic artists to Franciscan University to reflect on a Catholic vision of the artist. Marcantonio’s talk is free and open to the public, and sponsored by Franciscan University’s Fine Arts Department and Fine Arts Society.