Nov 25 2011
Immaculate: The Conception of Lydia Velasco’
“Mother and Child” masterworks
By Cid Reyes
The birth of a new art gallery named Galerie Artes is launched with an initial offering titled “Immaculate,” opening on Saturday, December 10. The theme references the Blessed Virgin Mary’s immaculate conception, she being born without the stain of original sin. The Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, exactly nine months before the Nativity of Mary. Thus embracing the theme, and inspired by the Yuletide season, Lydia Velasco’s recent works embody the classic subject matter of Western art, the Mother and Child theme.