Archives for Visual Arts

On Film: When “The Great Beauty” Is Not Enough

Just weeks before the Academy Awards, Jim Zingarelli, professor of art, offers his response to one of the Oscar favorites in the category of Foreign Language Films, The Great Beauty: Art, Memory, and H. Richard Niebuhr: Seeing Paolo Sorrentino’s Film The Great Beauty By Jim Zingarelli E’ Cusi.   I refer to it as Italian fatalism, expressed most succinctly in a shrug of the shoulders Read full article »

This Just In: Gordon Faculty Continue to Offer Public Scholarship

Even at the start of a new academic year, Gordon faculty members are contributing their gifts and scholarship to the broader community in a variety of ways. Below is just a sample of what's been happening lately for some professors outside of the classroom: Tal Howard, professor of history and the executive director of the Center for Faith and Inquiry, wrote Read full article »

Painting a Poem: Herman on Eliot

Bruce Herman Out of a dinner conversation between artists and friends, a unique collaboration of "poetry, paint and music" was born. QU4RTETS, a touring exhibit featuring the paintings of Bruce Herman, Gordon's Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts, opens in the Gallery April 13 and runs through May 1. Here's how Herman describes his work in his artist's statement: "My work here Read full article »

Bruce Herman Featured in New Book on 100 Boston Artists

When he's not painting in his studio, Bruce Herman, Lothorien Distinguished Chair of Visual Arts, is guest lecturing on art and hospitality, writing for numerous publications, speaking at conferences or curating exhibits, including Gordon's own gallery in the Barrington Center for the Arts. During the 2011-2012 academic year alone, Herman spoke on the theology of art in convocations and panel Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Salzburg Symposium & Program Explores Dynamics of Sacrifice in European Culture

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters.  Five Gordon professors will return to Austria July 9-August 13 for the second annual symposium of the Salzburg Institute of Gordon College with the University of Salzburg. Co-directors of the Institute, Thomas Brooks, professor of music, and Gregor Thuswaldner, associate professor of German and linguistics, along with Susan Brooks, professor Read full article »

Painting for Character . . . and the Next Generation

Last Tuesday, December 14, Tanja Butler, professor of art and painting, took her 13 students from Painting 1 to Harrington Elementary school in Lynn. Their final 'exam'? To see their work displayed in the foyer of the school. Six Pillars of Character were the result of ongoing collaborations with the school, Gordon in Lynn partnerships, and other Gordon professors and Read full article »

An Artist Talks of Devotion

During Faculty Forum, Wednesday Nov. 10, 4:30 pm, Jenks Library, Tanja Butler, associate professor of visual arts, will present a talk on: “The Hospitality of God: An Artist’s Analysis of Devotional Imagery.” To see selected work from Tanja's portfolio, click on the picture to the right. Read full article »

“Host and Hunger” Featured in Online Facts on World Hunger

Images of Jim Zingarelli's sculptures from his "Host and Hunger" exhibit are featured this month in The Rotarian's online story that sheds light on issues of hunger both nationally and internationally. Zingarelli, professor and chair of visual arts, created the pieces from a variety of stone as a way of answering the question: "How do I make art out of a Read full article »