Visitors Learn About Iconography At Opening Reception For ‘Toward The Face Of The Divine’ Exhibit

Father Theophan Mackey explains some of the elements of iconography to a group of guests at the opening of his exhibition, ‘Towards the Face of the Divine: Eastern Orthodox Icons’, which opened Thursday evening and runs through June 24 at the Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

St. Job of Pochaiv, the patron of the local Orthodox community, is portrayed in one of Father Theophan’s icons holding the icon of Our Lady of Pochaiv. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.comFr.

An icon of Our Lady of Pochaiv is depicted in this representation of the appearance of Mary, the Theotokus to two monks and a shepherd, and includes the imprint of her foot on a rock. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Fr. Theophan’s representation of the Corpus, the Crucifixion. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Fr. Theophan and Elizabeth Bezzerides at Thursday’s opening reception. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

The Righteous Abraham and Sarah are featured in this icon by Fr. Theophan. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Saint Raphael of Brooklyn, Saint John Maximovich of San Francisco and Saint Nicholai of South Canaan are saints of North America and a normally placed on the wall behind the alter in the high place of St. job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

The Three Holy Hierarchs, Saint Basil the Great, Saint John Chrysostom and St. Gregory the Theologian are also featured on another three icons that are normally displayed behind the altar at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Local artist and iconographer Ken Nebel, owner of Village Arts, poses for fun for the Los Alamos Reporter in front of a gold halo provided at the exhibit for guests to use for selfies. Photo by Maire O’Neill/