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Play Shows Woman Standing Up for Beliefs

A 20th-century version of the classic Greek drama Antigone – with its themes of love and loyalty, hatred and revenge – will headline the next Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) theater production, March 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., in the MainStage Theater in University Commons. “Antigone struggles with questions about humankind’s relationship to God, but in ...More

Senior Shows Open with Dynamic Multimedia Exhibit

A dynamic multimedia exhibition combining digital media, stained glass and a collage of digital photography will open the 2012 senior art show season on Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Conrad Yutzy and Justin Roth, students in the Visual and Communication Arts (VaCA) students at Eastern Mennonite University, will open the shows in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery in University Common ...More

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