Week of March 15, 2009
A wunderkammer of discoveries, compiled by Comment and illuminated for our readers' edification and entertainment. We do not necessarily endorse the external content below.
For readers in the Minnesota area, Comment friend Dr. Bob Osburn will present a farewell lecture on Wednesday, March 25th, after spending 16 years serving the excellent MacLaurin Institute. In "A Christian Vision for Nation-Building," he will explore the meaning and limitations of the traditional concept of nation-building, which is focused on building political and economic institutions. He will offer a view that centers on cultural renewal as the first and most important agenda for nations. For more information, phone 612.378.1935 or e-mail email@example.com. 3:30 pm, March 25 in Nolte 140, on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
. . . For readers in the Toronto area, Comment artist Sarah Hall will be lecturing Wednesday, April 15 on "The Language of Stained Glass." The first part of her illustrated talk will be devoted to a historical overview of stained glass. The second section will trace her own journey in light, image & colour—ending with new projects which generate solar energy. This talk is the annual Christianity & the Arts lecture at St. Michael's College, in the University of Toronto. The event is free, open to the public, with a reception following. No registration required. More info here.
. . . Finally, for readers in the New York area, Comment artist Jennifer Buell's new project Through the Eyes of Hope—a non-profit teaching children the art of photography both in Africa and the Bronx—will stage an exhibit featuring their students' work. The special reception will be at the Grace Institute (1233 2nd Ave), March 25th from 6:30-8:30.