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Summer is a relatively quiet time on campus, but the Center is hard at work in preparation for a new year of arts events in the gallery and around campus.
New on Campus

We are very excited to have newly installed stained glass in the stairwell of the Kresge Academic Center. The glass was originally crafted by a much-loved former member of Wesley’s faculty. Dr. Laurence Hull Stookey taught preaching and worship from 1973 to 2007. His influence extends beyond Wesley to the shaping of worship for the United Methodist Church as a whole. Though his professional work was in the shaping of words for liturgy and preaching, Stookey had a deep love of the arts. He originally made the panels for the Oxnam Chapel. The free standing frame was removed when Oxnam Chapel was renovated in 2010. Dr. Stookey passed in 2016. We are delighted to have found a permanent home for his window to preserve Dr. Stookey's work for the ages. However, we still need funds to complete the work. If you are interested in supporting this project, you can make gifts online at designating it to the Luce Center for Arts & Religion and making the gift in memory of Dr. Stookey (that will help us make sure the gift goes to the right effort!). Or you can mail a check to the seminary, attention: Stookey Glass.

Thanks for helping us install this beautiful work on campus!
In the Dadian Gallery

Our current exhibition is How to Live with Stones by Justin Sorensen will be open until August 17th. If you missed the artist talk, videos of Justin speaking about his work and photos from the talk are available at the link above. The first show of the new academic year, Do Not Be Afraid, will open on August 27th. For a full listing of upcoming shows and events in the gallery including the Heart the Arts Festival please visit our website.
The workshops @Wesley presents
500 Words: Writing as Spiritual Practice

Taught by Wesley Alum Patrice Gerideau, this 5-week workshop will explore creative writing and spiritual formation. Patrice will lead participants through the process of writing creative non-fiction as a means to access and explore one’s faith. Designed for all levels of experience

9am – 12noon: September 8, 15, 29; October 6, and 13. 
$100 course fee. To Register please visit the workshop page.
In the Studio

We are pleased to announce an ongoing project that has begun in the studio. Our founder, Cathy Kapikian has started work on a piece that has been designed specifically for our refectory. The support structures for the work have arrived in the studio and will be prepared for the community to help paint through the fall semester. Watch for more information and updates on the progress of this project and how you can participate! Click here for more information.

The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion is a program of Wesley Theological Seminary.
The Center sponsors a variety of cultural events which explore the intersection of art and religion.
All contributions are tax-deductible and gratefully accepted. 
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Luce Center for the Arts & Religion Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

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