The Rosetta Kormuth DeVito Lecture Series will host artist Joni Zavitsanos and Waynesburg University Board Chair Gregory J. Halvatzis Tuesday, March 21. Open to the public, the lecture, “My Father’s Daughter: Byzantine Art in the Modern World,” will be held in Alumni Hall at 7 p.m.
This event will be formatted in a question-and-answer conversation about Byzantine iconography—its purpose and importance in the beginning of Christianity—and the modern Byzantine art of Zavitsanos. Halvatzis will talk about the development of Byzantine iconography from a historical perspective, discussing the history of the Byzantine Empire (Christian East Roman Empire) and how that history impacted the development of Christian art.
An art show exhibit featuring pieces from Zavitsanos and her late father, renowned Byzantine iconographer Diamantis Cassis, will be available for viewing before the lecture in the Skylight Room on the third floor of Eberly Library. The show will run from March 21 through June 20. The public is welcome and encouraged to stop by to view the exhibit.