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CHICAGO, IL – Loyola University Chicago’s Arrupe College unveiled a powerful new piece of religious artwork entitled “Jesus of Arrupe College.” Earlier this year, Fr. Steve Katsouros, S.J., Dean and Executive Director of Arrupe College, commissioned artist Janet McKenzie to create a piece of religious artwork that depicted Jesus and his companions in ways that represented the racial diversity of the Arrupe College student body. Fr. Katsouros shared pictures of our students with McKenzie to help her with her design and planning process. The painting will be housed in the lobby of Arrupe College located in the Water Tower district of downtown Chicago.
Reflecting on the artwork to Arrupe College community members in an e-mail to Fr. Katsouros, McKenzie said, “I strive to depict young people with strength, courage, presence, and dignity. The work has been a labor of love, complicated, and sincerely from the heart, and I hope and pray that your students will feel welcomed, uplifted, and affirmed.”
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