Daniel Mitsui: Invention and Exaltation: Contemporary Religious Art

Daniel Mitsui, artist, delivers his talk entitled “Invention and Exaltation: Contemporary Religious Art.” Mr. Mitsui’s talk was part of the Fine Arts Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Duncan Stroik: A New Renaissance in Art and Architecture

Duncan Stroik, Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, delivers his talk entitled “A New Renaissance in Art and Architecture.” Professor Stroik’s talk was part of the Challenging the Secular Culture Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Andrew Wilson Smith: The Very Stones Shall Speak

Andrew Wilson Smith, Artist and Sculptor, delivers his talk entitled “The Very Stones Shall Speak”. Mr. Smith’s talk was part of the Fine Arts Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

 

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The Power of Beauty — Artist Panel

The Power of Beauty Conference concluded with this panel of artists, responding to the central themes from the conference. The Panel was composed of Fr. Roque Reyes, moral theologian, Linus Meldrum, Professor of Fine Arts, Dr. Jessica Ewell, Professor of Music, and architect Erik Bootsma. The Power of Beauty Conference was co-sponsored by the Hildebrand Project and Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Carl Fougerousse — The Universality of the Figure: Its Importance and its Decline

Carl Fougerousse ’98, artist and sculptor, delivers his talk entitled “The Universality of the Figure: Its Importance and its Decline.” Mr. Fougerousse’s talk was part of the Fine Arts Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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When Life Imitates Art – A Cautionary Tale

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at age forty-six from a heroin overdose early last month (Feb. 2) has sent the usual shock waves through the highly publicized stage and screen worlds of Hollywood and New York.  And while it was hardly the first time a life was lost to heroin addiction among the glitterati, it happened this time around to someone singularly gifted in the performing arts.  Here was a star whose nimbus clearly outshone all the others.

“What have we been robbed of, by his death?” asked Anthony Lane in a glowing remembrance in The New Yorker (Feb. 17 & 24).  “Not so much a movie star, I think, as somebody who took our dramatic taxonomy … and threw it away.  Leading man, character actor, supporting player: really, who gives a damn?  Either you hold an audience, so tight that it feels lashed to the seats, or you don’t.”

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