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Artist Colors the Valley

Winslow McCagg’s depiction of the Shenandoah Valley is anything but mundane. “I don’t want to paint cityscapes, I’m not interested in a lot of non-nature related things, so it really evolves out of the landscape,” said McCagg. McCagg’s work, “Place. Prose. Protest.,” will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Eastern M ...More

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Art Gets Energized by Coffee

“Disintegration,” an art exhibit made from recycled coffee grounds, calls attention to the loss of rainforest habitat to coffee production in Latin America. The exhibit will take up much of the floor of the Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Wednesday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 2 Therea ...More

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Former White House Photographer to Host Exhibit

A former White House photographer will present a multimedia exhibit using photography, video and aprons to express the intricate and powerful lives of women throughout Central and South America. Susan Sterner, director of the MA in new media photography and associate professor of photojournalism a ...More

Acclaimed Actor, Director to Visit EMU

A noted performance scholar, actor and director, Mshai S. Mwangola, PhD, will be sharing her gifts in literature and rhythm with the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) community on Tuesday, Nov. 15. “The opportunity for EMU students to interact with a performer and scholar of this caliber is a fantastic gift,” said Heid ...More

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Gathering Explores Anabaptist Message in Visual Age

Was it Mother Nature’s idea of improvisation? Participants in the Anabaptist Communicator’s annual conference sat around tables in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, mesmerized by actor-playwright Ted Swartz’s reflections on what he believes makes a “good Mennonite actor,” while outside, snow began to cover the ...More

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Art, Peacebuilding Combine in Exhibition

Eastern Mennonite University’s Visual and Communication Arts (VaCA), in collaboration with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), presents artist-in-residence and CJP student Frances Miller and her art/performance installation “Renaming Infinity, in Search of a God Who Looks Like Me,” Saturda ...More

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Dynamic Artist on Display in Hartzler Gallery

A “happy accident” is how Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) senior digital media and art major Susan Alexander describes her senior show. “I lost most of my original work when my hard drive crashed,” said Alexander. “I had to work over the past four weeks to catch up, but I am excited about what I created. It’s a happy accident.” Alexander’s show, “MacroCosmos, ...More

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Holsopple, Swartz Highlight Anabaptist Communicators Conference

HARRISONBURG, Va. – How do Anabaptists communicate about their values in a visual age? Jerry Holsopple, PhD, will explore this question as plenary speaker at the 2011 Anabaptist Communicators Conference, Oct. 28-29, 2011, on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University ...More

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Gallery series opens with a look “Down to the River”

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The first public art exhibit of fall semester at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), which opens Saturday, Sept. 3, is featuring photography by Steven Johnson, Scott Jost and Howard Zehr in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery in University Commons. The show, “Down to the River,” documents the Shenandoah River and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. ...More

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TIME not wasted at trash fashion show

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The latest trend in fashion is usually found inside a magazine – not composed of the magazine itself. But for trash fashion designer Sophia Mast, fashion is found in materials we use everyday. “I have always loved fashion and creating things,” said 15-year-old Mast, a native of Lancaster, Pa. “I’ve noticed dresses made out of magaz ...More