Alumni Convocation 2018 Focuses on Art in our Sacred Spaces

This week we welcome our alumni back to campus for the 2018 Alumni Convocation. Last week, I mentioned our Convocation keynoters – Brian Clarke, a stained glass artist often referred to as “the Tiffany of his generation” and designer of our windows in Immanuel Chapel, who will speak Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. on Art in ’Sacred’ Spaces; and on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. we will hear from Kiki McGrath, artist and curator of Dadian Gallery at Wesley Seminary who will speak on Embodied Theology: Art and Praxis. Two opportunities not to be missed.
Highlighting this week is also the opportunity to view several exhibits of art and sculpture around campus: Kiki McGrath’s art in the Chapel Parlor and sculpture in the Octagon Room; an exhibit in the Welcome Center with works by Peggy Parker and Heidi Christensen ’07; the Allan Rohan Crite exhibit in its new home in the Bishop Payne Library; and the Navaho rugs which were the gift of the Class of 2018, now hanging in the entrance foyer of Aspinwall.  
Convocation week also includes the awarding of honorary degrees during Convocation Evensong on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., one of the highlight worship services of the academic year. Other sessions are detailed in the full schedule which can be found here.
Bookending Convocation week is the annual gathering of Class Stewards which takes place today, and the fall meeting of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC), held immediately following Convocation. 
Please join in welcoming our alumni who are coming from near and far, and enjoy this week’s focus on Art in our Sacred Spaces.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President

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