Guardian Angel Cathedral
Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
 

302 Cathedral Way

Phone:  702-735-5241
Fax:      702-734-7086
 
Mailing Address:
336 Cathedral Way, Las Vegas, NV 89109
 
 
 
 
 Located
North of the Encore Hotel
and South of
Convention Center Drive
 
A PERSONAL NOTE
FROM THE ARTIST,
ISABEL AND EDITH PICZEK

The art work seen here is the kind of art which does not want to exist for its own sake.  It wants to draw you into a passionately and deeply inner existence, step by step, from the dark original creation into the monumentally recreated world of Man’s Super nature.  The Destiny of Man is to unfold in front of your eyes, an unfolding which ends in Happiness-your happiness.  The real artwork is not made from glass, paint or tile.

THE FINAL BEGINNING - Sanctuary Mural

Guardian Angel Cathedral
Stained Glass Windows Photo Gallery

ABOUT THE ARTIST

   Isabel Piczek, born in Hungary, began the study of art at an early age under the guidance of her father, Zoltan Piczek, who was himself an artist. 
   She had her first exhibition of works at the age of eleven. She won several first prizes through the next three rears, clearly establishing her career as an artist. 
   Sharing those formative years with Isabel, her sister Edith nurtured her own artistic capacity. Their artistic partnership blossomed and matured through the years, which makes their personal history difficult to separate. 
   The Sisters were only young students, when already they were beginning to visualize the contours of a new Sacred Art form, — a new world culture — and they knew there would he no opportunity to create that in the suppressed world behind the iron Curtain under a Communist regime. It was not an easy decision, yet there could he no alternative. They must attempt an escape across the border to
Austria
. It was extremely dangerous, but good fortune prevailed and they found their way to freedom.
   After a brief stay in
Vienna, they “painted” their way across Europe, traveling from one monastery to the other, enduring great hardships along the way-which included crossing three borders on foot, once for three days they wondered in the snow of the Alps, finally finding their way to the Italian side. From there they traveled on to Rome
which was to become their home for the next three years.
   In Rome, Isabel won the international grand award for painting at the Galleria di Roma and was commissioned to paint a 400 sq. ft. true fresco mural at the world famous Pontifical Biblical Institute owned by the Vatican. Her plan for the famous mural was judged by the renowned art historian, Engelbert Kirschbaum and other important art critics. Edith cooperated with Isabel in painting the fresco. For seven months they worked at the great painting which presented unforgettable experiences for the two teenage artists. It was there, where they met some of the finest minds of our time, theologians, scientists and scholars of every kind.
   In the following three years spent in
Rome, they completed 42 mural paintings. Declining a scholarship to the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, they traveled to the USA
. By now, the years of romantic wondering had produced an inclination to settle down and face up to the challenge of their lives, creating art for a visual revolution known as Mystical Realism.
   Establishing their Studio in
Los Angeles
, they have since completed colossal size murals, mosaics, stained glass windows and tile works for over 490 buildings in seven countries on three continents.
   Winning an international competition Isabel has created a 300 sq. ft. figurative stained glass entrance for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in
Washington, D.C.
From the hundreds of art works she has created, she likes to mention the large Resurrection mural at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Culver City, CA, the art works of the Sacred Heart Chapel in Santa Ana CA, the mosaics of St John Neumann Church in Irvine, CA, in the Orange Cathedral, at St. Anne of the Sunset in San Francisco, CA, at San Fernando Mission Mausoleum, Mission Hills, CA, and at St. Mary Magdalene’s in Camarillo, CA, the mural paintings of the Reno, Nev. Cathedral, Holy Family Church in Deming, New Mexico and St. John Fisher’s in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, also the giant stained glass windows of St John Fisher’s.
   Edith likes to point out from her many artworks the mosaic and stained glass of St. Anne’s Church in Las Vegas, NV.  The stained glass windows of St. Victor’s Church in West Hollywood, CA, the windows of the Orange Cathedral, the giant windows of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Los Angeles, CA, the windows of St. Catherine Laboure Church in Redondo Beach, CA, and the 900 sq. ft. stained glass of St. Bridget Church in Los Angeles, CA.
   The artists’ work on three continents and seven countries seems to have reached its aesthetic summit in the Guardian Angel Cathedral. Yet, the art form of Mystical Realism that will communicate in inner levels never touched before, opens a new chapter in the history of human visual development. So, while the remarkable works contained in the Cathedral are a logical vertex to a long and rich artistic experience, they are, in fact, only the beginning.

North Sanctuary Window
South Sanctuary Window
Look at the Man
Freedom and Obedience - Freedom and Love
The Women of Hope
Human Oneness - The Mystery Man
The Future
The True Mother
Peace - Poverty
The Birth of New Humanity
Victory and the New Cosmos - The Universal Mother
The Sealed Energy

A booklet containing this information and more details is available for sale in the Gift Shop at the cost of $10.00 per booklet.