Work of Maja Lisa Engelhardt and Peter Brandes

Talk by Peter Brandes

WhenThursday, April 3, 2014, 2:45 PM-4:15 PM
LocationArt Department, McNally 81
ContactNila Osline at 562-903-4806 or



Peter Brandes and his wife, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, are two of Denmark’s leading artists. Brandes is a painter, sculptor, ceramic artist and photographer. He holds the record for having creating (11 times) the largest ceramic vessels in the history of the world. His wife Maja Lisa Engelhardt is well regarded as an abstract painter with representation at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City and in galleries throughout Europe. Both Brandes and Engelhardt are involved in liturgical design. During the past twenty-five years they have been in large part responsible for a “renaissance in Danish church interiors.” They have made work for over 20 churches with stained glass, painted altarpieces, floor coverings, mosaics, vestments and metal work, all essential components of their extensive ecclesiastical projects. Brandes has recently completed a new commission, The Church of the Northern Lights at the tip of Norway.

Work by Peter Brandes

The work of church artists is very different from other sorts of artwork being made today. It involves dialoging with a faith community and helping them (through art) focus on the holy. In this unusual opportunity, guests are invited to enter into an intimate discussion with Maja and Peter as well as liturgical artists from throughout Southern California. If you are interested in attending this event please contact the CCCA office at 562-903-4806.

Work by Maja Lisa Engelhardt




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