Programs

Programs

Date: January 6 – March 23, 2020
Reception: January 9 | 4:30-6:30 pm
Laskey Building, 2nd Floor | Free and Open to the Public

Six Images by Five Artists: Susan Butler * Margaret Cameron * Rose Christian * John Flynn * Michelle Haynes
The paintings of Susan Butler combine both realistic and expressive variety that draw viewers of her work into conversations of allegorical and formal interpretation. Margaret Cameron’s creation of colorful and textural paintings of land, sea and sky result in compositions that are challenging and dynamic. Rose Christian’s thoughtful and carefully executed paintings contain subtleties both in surface quality and subject that provide contemplative information for viewers. John Flynn creates surface qualities, often in high realism, by the use of beautiful brushstrokes and layered color that emerge as defining features of his work. Compelling compositions and subjects in the paintings of Michelle Haynes defined by both realistic and expressive attributes have both depth and appeal to broad audiences.

Laskey Gallery is a quarterly art exhibit features local and national artists whose lives blend the creative and the spiritual to produce inspiring work that casts an artist’s eye on issues of racial equality, women’s empowerment, intercultural understanding, and spiritual formation. The exhibit is located on the second floor of Laskey Hall and is free and open to visitors between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm daily. In addition, all are invited to attend the quarterly opening of each new exhibit, which includes an artist meet and greet and a reception. Come celebrate the movement of art and spirit in our world!

Poet’s Corner invites you to join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by a featured local poet at 7:00 pm–8:00 pm in Fondren Hall.
Poet’s Corner is always free and open to the public.

Over the years, various themes have surfaced: religious and faith based; emotions including love, hate, hurt, frustration, etc; personal reflections and observations of life; nature; resistance to the “isms” of society. Our initial purposes were to provide a space for poets to read their work in an informal setting, to talk about their poems, and to be in dialogue with the audience. Audiences have included family, friends, former students, other poets, and many simply interested in hearing good poetry.

Storylines is the Scarritt Bennett Women’s Book Club which meets the 2nd Monday of each month in Fondren Hall, 7:00-8:15 PM. Women of all ages, faiths, and ethnicities are invited to become members of the book club. The club provides a unique opportunity to meet new people, enrich your reading experience, and expand your perspectives. Lively conversation and fellowship are guaranteed.

woman sitting on the egde of a labyrinth, meditating

The Labyrinth is a powerful symbol of spiritual journey that was introduced into medieval prayer practice when traditional pilgrimages to the holy land became too dangerous for most travelers. Both in that time, and in our time, people have found it helpful for meditation.
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