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Life of Christ Exhibit Opens Today in Philadelphia

Contact: White Stone Gallery

PHILADELPHIA, March 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- Philadelphia's White Stone Gallery is hosting the inspirational exhibit, "Life of Christ" during this Easter holiday season. The exhibit opens March 7, featuring works by several of today's national and international leading Christian artists, including two oil paintings by South Carolina's Daniel Bonnell, three oil paintings and two contemporary bronze and steel sculptures by New York City's Bernard Deschler and a collection of silk embroideries by Mainland China's He Qi.

Daniel Bonnell studied under great artists such as Ansel Adams, Milton Glaser and Ed Ross and was mentored by a French Catholic Benedictine Monk. But he considers his greatest lessons came from living in Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya, living with the homeless in NYC, and teaching special education students in the ghetto of Savannah, Georgia. His patrons span the spectrum from a heavy metal recording artist to an Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem to a Pulitzer Prize winning author. His oil paintings have been described as "masterful, peaceful and uplifting." Some might also find it interesting that Bonnell is related to Pope Pius the 5th.

Born in Paris France, Bernard Deschler is an accomplished international architect, painter, sculptor and NYC ordained deacon in the Catholic Church. He began his studies with George Klein, a disciple of the impressionist Maurice Utrillo. Educated in the arts and architecture, he prefers to work as a sculptor in cast bronze and forged steel. His style is rough and simple expressing the movement of body and soul.

According to Far Eastern Economic Review, today Dr. He Qi "ranks as arguably China's most internationally sought after contemporary Christian artist." He Qi's works blend together Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting techniques with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages. Using He Qi's paintings as the design, his silk embroideries are intricately created with hand sewn silk thread on silk fabric.

The exhibit also includes other notable pieces, such as the first artist proof of Barbara Februar's career defining Passion, the Sistine Chapel inspired oil painting by award-winning artist, Carol Bomer and sculpture by popular artist, Clay Enoch.

The exhibit runs until April 27. White Stone's hours are Wed - Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5. Private viewings and guided visits are also available. Throughout the year, White Stone will continue to host inspirational solo and group exhibitions by notable artists of faith.

For more information, visit www.whitestonegallery.com. To contact the gallery, 215.482.7700 or info@whitestonegallery.com.