HENDERSONVILLE – For most of her life, Sister Margarite Marie lived as a cloistered nun at a monastery in Southeastern France. It was a simple existence devoted to prayer and she owned nothing. Yet, she had it all – the love of her fellow nuns, a sense of spiritual purpose and contentment. Tennessee-based artist Anne Goetze has documented the life of Sister Margarite Marie and the other nuns of the Visitation Order of Annecy, France, in a series of multimedia photographs for the Pray to Love exhibition running November 11, 2017-January 5, 2018 at the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center in Hendersonville.

Goetze’s work will be presented alongside the art of Chattanooga-based artist Mary Ferris Kelly. Kelly has always been fascinated with the idea of flight, and the combination of that with an exploration of the human figure inspired her to focus on the subject of angels. What began as a series of conté crayon drawings has grown into a breathtaking body of paintings and bronze sculptures.

Opening reception for the show is Nov. 11, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.