The End of Words Exhibit Opens

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Second Annual Duke Divinity School Juried Arts Exhibit, “The End of Words,” will be on display through May 2 in the 0 Level of Westbrook and Gray buildings of the school. The exhibit spans three locations: the corridor connecting the two buildings, the Divinity Student Council Office, and the student lounge.

The exhibit is based on the book, "The End of Words: The Language of Reconciliation in a Culture of Violence," by Richard Lischer, professor of preaching at the Divinity School. The art, which is in a variety of media, was created by Divinity School students, faculty, staff, alumni, and/or their immediate families.

There also will be an artists’ reception and open house April 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the outdoor terrace of the Divinity School. The rain location is the York Reading Room. The free reception is open to the public.

The exhibit is directed and curated by Th.D. student Laura Levens in association with the New Creation Arts Group. The winners of the juried art show will be announced at the Broadway Revue Benefit Concert on April 21.

The juror for this year’s exhibit is Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director of the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. She is a photographer, book and mixed media artist, and the former photo editor of Guideposts magazine and director of the Vis-à-vis Gallery at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in New York City.

The artists’ reception is sponsored by Fred and Jami Moss Wise, the Duke Center for Reconciliation, Academic Affairs Office, Office of the Dean, Office of Student Life and Formation, Professor Jeremy Begbie and the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, Divinity Arts Committee, Divinity Student Council, Office of Field Education, and Office of Admissions.

For more information, contact Laura Levens.