“Image to Insight” receives the 2019 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award in Arts

John Dadosky and William Hart McNichols have been recognized for their book, Image to Insight: The Art of William Hart McNichols (University of New Mexico Press, 2018) with the 2019 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award in Arts.  Dr. Dadosky is a professor of theology and philosophy at Regis College and the newly appointed director of the Fraser Centre for Practical Theology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Lonergan Studies at Boston College in 2010.  William Hart McNichols is an iconographer living and working in New Mexico.  You can read a statement on the award by Regis College here.

From the publisher: “Iconography is undergoing a revival in twenty-first-century American Catholicism. William Hart McNichols, who paints in his studio in New Mexico, is one of the most popular iconographers of this renaissance, and this book comprises a selection of his icons and sacred images. The book presents images of holy women and holy men as well as images of Mary and Jesus. Philosopher and theologian John D. Dadosky introduces each piece and demonstrates how McNichols’s paintings communicate sacred stories as well as mark significant moments in the artist’s personal development.”

Congratulations, Dr. Dadosky and William Hart McNichols!