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Weaving Life: Dan Terry EMU Documentary

A Humanitarian’s Story

Courtesy Daily News Record, May 1, 2012 Dan Terry devoted his life to helping Afghan people. For nearly four decades, the humanitarian aid worker coordinated small-scale community development projects throughout the struggling country until his murder in 2010. “I never know how to describe what my dad did. Every time I called him, he was doing something different ...More

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“Weaving Life” Documentary to Highlight Life of Dan Terry

Dan Terry, 64, was among 10 humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Afghanistan in August 2010, but his remarkable life cannot be defined by his brutal death. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Visual and Communication Arts students, intrigued by Terry’s story of commitment and humility, will present a documentary, “Weaving Life,” that explor ...More

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CJP, Theater and VaCA Provide Collaborative Events

Two events at Eastern Mennonite University this week showcase the intersection between the arts and creating a more peaceful world. “The Feminine Divine: Embrace and Release” is a participatory dance workshop facilitated by Akiko Ishihara and framed by graphic posters designed by Chelsea Kight. It will be held Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m., in the ...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

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An “Art”istic Comedy

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? These questions and more will be explored as Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) theater department presents, “Art,” by Yasmina Reza, Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Julia King, Art will be performed in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gall ...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