St. Elias Orthodox Church

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St. Elias Church offers icon workshop and exhibit

LA CROSSE, Wis. - St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church will present an Byzantine iconography workshop and exhibit Oct. 28-30.

Madison-based iconographer Drazen Dupor will teach the hands-on painting workshop from 1-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 716 Copeland Ave., with additional evening hours available for painters. All levels of painters are welcome, but spots are limited. Cost is $120 per person, which includes all materials and supplies, plus step-by-step instruction.

After the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, Dupor will give a talk about the history, technique and materials used in Byzantine iconography. The presentation will start at 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. An exhibit and sale of his work, including several large-scale icons and icons painted on driftwood, will be open to the public during all hours of the workshop and from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday. The talk and exhibit are free to attend.

Dupor is a member of the prestigious Klik Artist Association in Knin, Croatia, and studied the art of icon painting in Thessalonica, Greece, at the K.N. Georgiadis School of Art under the supervision of Zlatko Bomestar. He has more than 20 years' experience painting and restoring icons, and accepts commissions from churches and individuals. For more information about Drazen Dupor, please visit

To reserve your spot in the workshop, please call the church at 608-782-8641. All are welcome.

All are welcome to join us for our services.

Usual Sunday Schedule:

Great Vespers - Saturday - 5:00 P.M.
Matins - Sunday - 8:45 A.M.
Divine Liturgy - Sunday - 10:00 A.M.

Fellowship coffee hour - Sunday - 11:15 A.M.


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