The Marianists include a number of talented and commercially successful artists.
For more than 20 years, Gallery Saint John in Dayton, Ohio, has exhibited art by members of the Society of Mary and their local area colleagues. The gallery is operated by Bros. Joseph Barrish, John Lemker, Donald Smith and Charles Wanda.
In San Antonio, Bro. Cletus Behlmann directs the St. Mary’s University Art Center. His website, Cletus Art, features many of his acclaimed works. Bro. Cletus’ art is a “celebration of life” from the wonders of nature to the wonders of God’s redemption. Essentially a religious artist, Cletus wants the beholder to discover the relationship and ultimate unity between religion and life.