Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Creation Recommends // The Art Installation "Beauty for Ashes: Truth, Triumph, and Tension"

If you are a student, staff or faculty at Duke Divinity School you've likely already encountered the powerful art installation outside of the student lounge and Cokesbury bookstore which opened last week. But if you haven't seen it yet, we emphatically urge you to take in Beauty for Ashes: Truth, Triumph and Tension as soon as you can!

The installation, which features at it's core a mixed-media mural (partially shown above) of the 1963 Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama which killed four young girls attending Sunday School, is the result of an exciting collaboration of The Black Seminarians Union with New Creation, The Office of Black Church Studies, and The Baptist House.

The installation will be on view until March 19, 2010. Read the Duke Divinity School press release by following this link.

Lastly, a great big THANK YOU! to everyone (and there were a lot of you!) who dedicated all or part of your Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons & evenings to make this installation a reality! It was truly a community - and friendship - building weekend.

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