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Gallery Show and Program Features “Head of Christ” and other Artwork by Warner E. Sallman

Photo credit: Warner E. Sallman Art Collection, Inc. "Head of Christ" is one of the most recognizable artworks created by Warner E. Sallman. This image, along with more than 30 others created by Sallman will be on display at Windsor Park.
Photo credit: Warner E. Sallman Art Collection, Inc. "Head of Christ" is one of the most recognizable artworks created by Warner E. Sallman. This image, along with more than 30 others created by Sallman will be on display at Windsor Park.
The public is invited to view the collection through April 30, with a program and reception on March 9 at Windsor Park in Carol Stream.
   
One of the most familiar and popular of all the paintings of Jesus Christ is “Head of Christ” painted by Warner E. Sallman in 1940. That image, along with more than 30 other images and memorabilia, will be featured through the end of April in an exhibit titled “The Master Painter” at Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community in Carol Stream.

The Rev. LeRoy L. Carlson, founder and president of the Warner E. Sallman Art Collection, Inc., will present a program with the same title on Sunday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive. The public is invited to this free event and the reception to follow. The gallery show, which is in the gathering room space near the Centrum, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to Carlson, the PowerPoint presentation is both inspirational and informative. It tells the story of Mr. Sallman’s life and the story of “Head of Christ,” along with a narrative about the life of Christ using Sallman art. Some Sallman-related items, including the book “Master Painter: Warner E. Sallman” by Jack R. Lundbom, are available for purchase at the program.

Carlson says that the images on display at Windsor Park were most recently exhibited at The Upper Room’s headquarters in Nashville, TN. The Upper Room® is a global ministry. In 2008, more than 41,000 viewed Sallman’s artwork during a 14-month engagement at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton.
 
The Windsor Park Center for Lifelong Learning, which plans enrichment and growth opportunities for residents and the public under the guidance of three resident-run task forces, hosts the gallery show and program. For more information about the gallery show or other events hosted by the Windsor Park Center for Lifelong Learning, call Hannah Detig at (630) 510-5201.

Other upcoming events at Windsor Park are listed on the website. Arrange for a personal tour of Windsor Park by calling the marketing department at (630)510-4700 or via email at wpmarketing@covenantretirement.org.

Windsor Park is a faith-based, nationally accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located at 124 Windsor Park Dr., Carol Steam, Ill. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities Inc., a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Windsor Park, visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org .
 
About Warner E. Sallman:
A commercial artist, Warner Sallman painted more than 500 original artworks before his death in 1968. Sallman’s most well-known image, “Head of Christ,” was painted in 1940 in his studio in Chicago. Other recognizable works include his depiction of “Christ at Heart’s Door,” which is Jesus knocking at the door; “Christ in Gethsemane,” which is Christ praying in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to his crucifixion; “The Lord is My Shepherd” and many other religious and secular paintings.

More information about his works and “The Master Painter” program is available at www.sallmanart.org.

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