THE HUMAN SPIRIT
Biographies of the Speakers
Sue Ferguson Gussow
A figurative artist
who teaches poetically at Cooper Union and whose works have graced
numerous art institutions across the USA. She has taught at Yale,
Stanford, Bennington, Columbia and the Frick. She finds spiritual
empowerment in drawing, which some of her students used to grasp
the horror or 9/11.
A sculptor who has
worked in Lucite, steel and now in shadow. A gifted teacher at
RPI where he has chaired the Art Department and was Associate
Dean of the Humanities. Has taught in Israel and exhibited internationally.
In NYC he shows at the OK Harris Gallery where his latest works
always amaze ... and sell out.
Mary Theresa Streck
& Jay Murnane
The Ark is an after school arts,
education and technology center for children and young adults
in a public housing project in downtown Troy, NY. The Ark is premised
on the belief that when young people are able to create something
beautiful out of clay, fibre, paint or Photoshop, they have experiential
knowledge about their innate creativity, the healing, liberating
joy of self-expression and their capacity for beauty-making which
they can apply to the living of their lives.
Mary Theresa Streck and Jay Murnane
are artists and educators who began the Ark in 1978 and through
the years have followed the path that their work with young people
opened up. Mary Theresa and Jay continue to lead the Ark and are
directors of the Ark Community Charter School.
An architect in private practice
who was inspired by John Hejduk to seek the poetic in conceptual
design. Even as a student, she was asked to speak at an ARC gathering
on her provocative perspective on Notre Dame.
has drawn since he was five. He
too used drawings to come to grips with the tragedy of the twin
towers. He has drawn upon the sacred places in many countries,
using his body as a measure to grasp spatial dimensions.
Is a liturgical artist whose works
grace churches throughout America. Lecturing widely and irreverently
on objects of reverence, he challenges the conventional.
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to time the Board of Directors elects as Fellows individuals it
identifies as having made a distinguished contribution to their
respective fields. The list of Fellows elected over a period of
nearly four decades thus exemplifies what the Society understands
as the necessary and vital connections between art, religion and
Alfred Barr and
the Religious Dimension of Modernism
A Theology of
Lifting the Veil
Performance and Symposium
Illuminations & Transformations:
Cross-Cultural Spiritual Dynamics
in Music, Text, Dance and Film
Sacred Text Embodied in Visual Art
The Meaning of Myth
Myth, Ritual and the Mediation
Writers' Ways with Loving and Dying
The Divine Image
Implications for a changing image of God.
Uneasy Constellations of Meaning
Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth Century
The Religious Art of Andy Warhol
AYNI: The Andean Concept of Reciprocity
courtesy Cross Currents
Charles Henderson, Executive Director