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November 2017

Religion-in-Life lecture with Jessica Varques Torres

November 28 @ 5:00 pm
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Jessica Vazquez Torres is a proven leader with 15 years experience in antiracism, anti-oppression, and cultural competency workshop development and facilitation. Jessica, a 1.5-Generation ESL Queer Latina of Puerto Rican descent, holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

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CLP: Closing reception with artist Nishiki Sugawara-Beda

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Roe Art Building, Thompson Gallery

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda was born and raised in Japan, where all schoolchildren learn calligraphy. This craft and the art of Japanese ink painting “Sumi-e” provide the foundation and inspiration for her practice. In her current series of work, she explores the relationship between written language and image on the paper. Says Sugawara-Beda, “My paintings begin as densely layered linguistic compositions expressing a particular theme. For a native Japanese speaker, occasionally characters can be glimpsed and read in the literal sense. Yet…

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