Fr. John Domin
1923 - 2017
Tue 6/13 10:30 am
Easter House was Fr. John Domin's studio and residence in Beaverton, OR, where he was chaplain for the Maryville Nursing Home operated by the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. He filled his studio with art, collages, lanterns, banners,reading materials and colorful furniture. This is a picture of the dining room.
"The Circus" (damn everything but) by Sister Corita Kent.
This is a picture of Fr. John at the Oregon Coast with Matisse posters above.
Easter House had several works by Domin; three are visible in this picture.
This is a picture of the bathroom with Fr. Domin's reflection in the mirror.
This collage by Fr. Domin is created from the many luggage tags Fr. Domin acquired during his travels to photograph churches in Europe, Asia and Mexico.
This colorful collage with the resurrected Christ is a work by Fr. Domin.
Colorful posters, including The Endless Summer, collected by Fr. Domin.
Corita Kent's poster with Eucharistic writings attached.
Lanterns and mobiles, art work and furniture scattered about the living and dining rooms.
"The pain that opens the door" and other writings on a collage in Easter House.
Three works created by an Oregon artist during the Great Depression.
Even the rug is colorful in this hallway of Easter House.
Mystical Rose is St. Anne, Mother of Mary, created by Greta Bodenauer, a German artist, in the 1950s.
"Christ healing the son of the widow of Naim", colorful rendition by Del Lederle.
View from living room into the dining room covered with Fr. John's art and cards, Easter eggs, paper flowers and bags with 1960s furniture.
Another view of Fr. John's art and artistic rendering in the dining room.
Window coverings of Easter eggs in plastic containers, Marimekko and other bags.
Framed weaving of the Annunciation by artist Del Lederle.
Early painting of the Crucified Christ next to a contemporary Crucifix. Marimekko fabric on the wall behind the painting.
Footnotes and Headlines; A Play - Pray Book by Sister Corita Kent with a foreword by Daniel Berrigan, published by Herder and Herder in 1967. "Are you reading us?" art on cover also by Sister Corita.
Art Department Aims, a poster used by Fr. John Domin while teaching art in high school. The wording is: "To teach the student that art is a way of working; that it is a language of special communicative power, one which liberates and exalts the human spirit; that creative appreciation is required to experience art; that to see and make and share beauty is to enjoy essential relationships between God and man; that art should be held in honor as the continuation of the work of the Creator."
"Assasination" by Corita Kent with other red, white and blue posters in the entry of Easter House.
Jesus meeting His Mother as He carries his cross is an Irish hand-painted stained glass window, circa 1940s. The stained glass was given to Fr. Domin by the Lyons family of Coos Bay.
"Corita Wall", Hallway of Easter House, with hanging mobiles and works by Corita Kent.
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