• Art Gallery: Sister Rena Ruddy

    Art Gallery: Sister Rena Ruddy

    September 10, 2018

    First and foremost, Sister Rena Ruddy grew up in a family of artists. As a child, her parents bought containers of paint for her to do water color paintings. For Christmas, they purchased books of pictures to paint. Drawing pictures was also something she did during her school days. Sister Rena has been interested in […]

  • Art Gallery: Sister Phyllis Mrozinski

    Art Gallery: Sister Phyllis Mrozinski

    April 9, 2006

    Sister Phyllis Mrozinski is best known for her three dimensional sculpture work, often carved stone or bronze. However, she worked in a variety of mediums ranging from drawing and painting to poetry, photography and printmaking. At the age of fifty-five, Sister Phyllis requested and received permission to study art at Aquinas College, which by then […]

  • Art Gallery: Sister Laurena Alflen

    Art Gallery: Sister Laurena Alflen

    August 28, 2000

    Sister Laurena Alflen is a musician turned painter and works primarily in pastel and occasionally in watercolor. She bases her art largely off of photographs she has taken. Scenes of nature, religious subjects, and architecture draw inspiration from both Grand Rapids and her travels. Sister Laurena is an active member of the Dominican Institute for […]