St. Ambrose to host Fr. Catich show


DAVENPORT — The work of the late Father Edward Catich continues to impact contemporary artists around the world. The next St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery show will focus on his contributions as a calligrapher and stone incisor and will include alphabet stones, publications, research journals, plaster casts, rubbings, broadsides and slates. “Letterforms as Paramount” opened June 2 at the Catich Gallery in the Galvin Fine Arts Center.

The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street between Locust and Lombard, and is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, or by appointment. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 4, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

Fr. Catich — priest, scholar, artist and teacher — was considered one of the world’s finest calligraphers, and an international authority on stone incising, typography and stained glass fabrication.

For more information, go to and search for “Catich.”


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