Br. Leo's Art Exhibit

Months of October and November
Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mount Elliott, Detroit, Michigan

Stop in the Solanus Center during the months of October and November and view a lifetime of artwork created by Capuchin Friar Leo Wollenweber. The display includes Brother Leo's sculptures, watercolors, paintings, wood carvings, and more. The display is in honor of the one year anniversary of the death of Brother Leo, Vice-Postulator of the Cause of Father Solanus Casey, a position he held until his death, Oct. 5, 2012.


Brother Leo was quite an artist in his own right. Before he entered the Capuchins in 1940 he worked in downtown Detroit in an advertising firm as an artist. Over his life he worked in many mediums of art: charcoals, oils, water color, clay, cement, stained glass and wood sculpture as well as an abundant archive of pictures he has taken which chronicle years of Capuchin life. Since his death one of our more gifted artistic brothers has gone through all his works of art and has selected some to be shown in this art exhibit. A book of many of the pictures he took over the years is also being offered, and will be featured in the exhibit as well. Copies of the book are available at the Gift Shop, or call 313-579-2100 ext. 147 for more information.

Learn more about I Remember…. Photographic Memories of Brother Leo Wollenweber, ofm Capuchin. A pictorial essay of a Capuchin friar.

Br. Leo's first oil painting done before he entered the Capuchins. It is on loan from the Wollenweber family. He painted it from a picture he found in Life magazine in the late 1930's.