Artists’ Reception and Open House

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

An artists’ reception and open house for the Duke Divinity School 2009 Juried Arts Exhibit, “Reconciling All Things,” will be held March 30 from 5-7 p.m. on the zero level of the Westbrook and Gray buildings.

The Duke and Durham communities are invited to meet the artists who are from among the Divinity School’s student body, staff, faculty, alumni, and their immediate families.

A brief program at 6 p.m. on the terrace outside the Refectory Café will honor the artists, performers, and sponsors who made the exhibit and reception possible. There also will be food and live music.

The exhibit will be on display March 20 – May 1 on the zero level of the Westbrook and Gray buildings, near Cokesbury bookstore. The winners will be announced at the Divinity School Broadway Revue on April 17.

The theme of the exhibit is drawn from a new book, “A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing,” by Chris Rice and Emmanuel Katongole, co-directors of the Duke Center for Reconciliation. Artists interpreted the theme broadly to include issues of Christian unity, social justice, creation care, and inter-religious dialogue.

Exhibit sponsors are: the New Creation Arts Group; the Divinity School Arts Committee; the Center for Reconciliation; Jeremy Begbie, Divinity School professor of theology and director of the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts; Divinity Student Council; Divinity School Women’s Center; Creation Care Connections; New Creation Arts Group; Sacred Worth; and Fred and Jami Moss Wise, director of development for the Divinity School.

For more information, contact New Creation Arts Group co-leader Sarah Arthur.

Painting detail

A detail from a submission by Luba Zakharov, a librarian with the Divinity School Library, titled “I Will Make You Like a Creature.”