Sister Ilia Delio, OSF "God-World Holism: Science and the Mystery of Matter" Description: Building on the notion of "implicate order" as expressed by the theoretical physicist David Bohm, this talk will explore ways science is disclosing a new relationship between mind and matter. Furthermore, it will discuss the implications of the idea of "relational holism" in quantum mechanics for theology and interfaith dialogue. The Brother Bernard Rapp, FSC Lecture on Faith & Science brings to campus scholars who explore the dynamic harmony and tensions of the Catholic faith and the scientific disciplines. Grounded in Lewis University's mission values of knowledge, wisdom, and fidelity, the lecture series promotes dialogue, exploration, and discovery while shedding light on the mysteries of the human spirit. The lecture is part of a series of presentations taking place during the Fall semester that explore the intersection of faith and science as well as Lewis University's Cumbee Catholic Scholars Initiative.
Motus Theater's JustUs Monologues: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Legal System with Music from The ReMINDers
Join Motus Theater for a special presentation of their JustUs Monologues: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Legal System with Music from The ReMINDers. Hear leaders who were formerly incarcerated share artfully crafted autobiographical monologues about the impact of the criminal legal system on them and their families. Monologues will be woven with inspiring musical responses by nationally-acclaimed singers, The ReMINDers.
This performance will be coming to you in-person and live streamed from the Phillip Lynch Theatre at Lewis University. A perfect event for thoughtful dialogue and reflection on the ongoing civil rights and racial justice challenges of the criminal legal system.
Winners of the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2019 Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the Colere Quartet comes to Lewis to present an exciting concert of music written for saxophone quartet. Founded in 2017, the Colere Quartet is comprised of saxophonists John Cummins, Elissa Kana, Greg Rife, and Dennis Kwok. Colere is a Latin word meaning "to cultivate." This name was inspired by expansive farmland in America's heartland, and the group's commitment to cultivating musical life in the Midwest and beyond. You will not want to miss this concert of vibrant music played by one of the top saxophone quartets today.
Visit colerequartet.com for more information about this dynamic saxophone quartet.
Cellist Craig Hultgren has been active in new music for decades. He now resides outside of Decorah, Iowa as the farmer-cellist. The New York Classical Review commented that he, "...played with impressive poise and sensitivity..." for Dorothy Hindman's retrospective at Carnegie Hall. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he was a member for many years of Thámyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta. He is a founding member of Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available on iTunes. For ten years, he produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument. Currently, he is Vice President of the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Board of Directors in Decorah and serves as Chair for the Iowa Composers Forum.
This performance will feature "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame" (15 one-minute compositions) on the theme of pataphysics. Pataphysics is the science of creating solutions to problems that don't exist. This concert will also feature additional works by living composers. Join us for an exciting performance by one of the most gifted interpreters of newly written music for cello.
Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor is an Icelandic-American pianist who has been enthusiastically received for her performances of Nordic piano works, including the North American premiere of Jón Nordal's Piano Concerto in 2003 and programs by invitation in Washington D.C. for the Ambassador of Iceland and President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. She performed widely in the U.S. as well as in Iceland, France, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Serbia, Canada, Latvia, and Lithuania. Dr. Taylor was the Grand Prize Winner of the Naftzger Young Artist Competition, a national finalist in the Music Teacher's National Association Young Chang Collegiate Competition, and a finalist in the Solo Piano Professional Division of The American Prize. She was a soloist with several orchestras gave a performance of an all-Schumann program at the internationally prestigious Reykjavík Arts Festival.
Kristíín was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Iceland in 2004-2005 to conduct research for her doctoral thesis on Jón Nordal's Piano Concerto. She received another Fulbright Scholar grant award to Iceland for the Fall of 2010 to research the music of Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson. She released four professional recordings on the Pólarfónía, Smekkleysa, Iceland Music Information Centre, and MarkMasters labels.
Kristín is the Assistant Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She serves as President of the Central Regional Chapter of College Music Society and President-Elect of the Omaha Music Teachers Association. ristín Jónína Taylor is a Steinway Artist and is a member of the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame.
As one review wrote, Andrew White is a "... a formidable interpreter ... Every song composer should be so lucky with collaborators." A baritone who currently teaches at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Dr. White has performed in concerts and on festivals around the world. He has an extensive background in opera and concert appearances including being selected to participate in the Cleveland Art Song Festival six times, appearing as a featured artist on the 1996 festival. He won the VARN competition in 1997 and was First Prize winner of the 1995 Richardson Awards Vocal Competition. A champion of new music for voice, Dr. White has premiered new works for baritone voice that fosters and broadens the art song genre, and this concert will feature new songs chosen from a recent international call for submissions. Join us for an evening of new and innovative works for baritone voice in the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall.
Known for creating deep connections with audiences through engaging repertoire and inspiring performances, Chamber Project Saint Louis will perform a diverse program of chamber music in the beautiful St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall. Founded in 2007, Chamber Project Saint Louis began with one goal: connect with audiences in a meaningful way. This collective of outstanding musicians have done just that by challenging classical music stereotypes, relating not only to the seasoned classical expert but also to those new to concert music. Since their founding, Chamber Project Saint Louis has confronted what it means to be a "classical chamber ensemble" often performing in non-traditional venues and playing music with atypical and exciting instrumentations. What results is a musical experience where the audience is the focus, and performances that build a community.
Grammy-nominated Victor Garcia is a musical force to be reckoned with. Examiner.com's Neil Tesser calls him "one of the most exciting young musicians." Chicago Tribune's Howard Reich says that he "stands out as an ebullient soloist offering a formidable technique and a radiantly polished tone." JazzChicago.net's Brad Walseth regards him as a "young lion trumpeter."
Join Victor Garcia and his quintet at Lewis University in a concert featuring music from his latest albums.
Lewis University English Studies alumni will return to discuss their lives and careers post-graduation, and to answer questions for potential English majors and minors. Alumni Career Panel include Bianca Apato, Dom Dusek, Stephanie Karas, Sam Moffett, & Tim Ochoa
Guest authors Hadara Bar-Nadav & Ananda Lima will be visiting to read from their award-winning collections.
JFR editors along with faculty, alumni, and staff will be reading editorial selections from Jet Fuel Review to celebrate their #24 launch!
Editors from Lewis University's online literary journal Jet Fuel Review as well as alumni, faculty, and staff from a variety of departments will read published creative work--fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry--that is gathered both nationally and internationally.
The President's 15th Annual Art Exhibition highlights the top artwork from Lewis Students and Alumni. This important juried exhibition is hosted by the Department of Art and Design and sponsored by Dr. David Livingston, President of Lewis University.
Whether triggered by a conceptual, metaphoric, or formalist set of assumptions, Havlis, Dallas, Kronquist, and Roberts have a common interest in the ambiguous space between representation and abstraction. Each artist intuitively experiments with materials in distinctly different ways to explore various possibilities of abstract expression.
Didaar, meaning "meet-up," in Persian, is an art collective established in April 2018 in Chicago with the aim to promote and practice discussion, communication, and collaboration among Iranian artists, art historians, and those active in the field of Iranian arts. Didaar Art Collective held its first exhibition, Space: Chapter One, in April-May 2021 in Oliva Gallery (Chicago) as part of an investigation of the representations of space in the visual arts. Bringing together selected drawings and non-photographic print media such as etching, lithography, drypoint, and monotype, this juried show exhibited the practices of a group of emerging Iranian artists. The range of the works selected for the show visualized the perception or an idea of space in its personal and social connotations in addition to its usual physical and phenomenological attributes. In continuation with the ongoing inquiry into the theme of space, Didaar Art Collective will hold its second exhibition, Space: Chapter Two, at Lewis University from November 3 to 29, 2022. This show is a group exhibition that focuses on architectural representations in the works of visual art across different media.
More information about the artist: https://didaar.org/en
William Blake is a graduate of the University of Illinois. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and currently teaches at Harper College. The paintings he creates come from a life-long interest in the populist sub-culture of reenactment. His work has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur, New American Paintings, The Chicago Tribune, and American Art Collector.
More information about the artist: https://www.williamblakeart.com
Imagination is where German born artist, Eve Ozer, lived in her early years. She created a mythical mirror twin named Ila and a world of unlimited magic possibilities. In other words, a born storyteller. Using paper & paint, this body of work, in three acts, took 71 years to complete.
More information about the artist: https://www.eveozer.com/home
This ambitious play examines an almost forgotten chapter in showbiz history: In 1918 the engineer of a military train fell asleep at the wheel and plowed through the railway cars belonging to the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. Eighty-seven of the circus people were killed and many of the dead were never identified. Roustabout provides beguiling narratives for three of those lost to history, interweaving their stories with a broad meditation on the transience of the theatrical experience and the costs of war. Roustabout attempts to find life, hope, and cheer in the stories, both told and untold, of the victims. Roustabout is described as a cheerful eulogy exploring the nature of performance, self and tragedy.
Just in time for the holiday season, the Philip Lynch Theatre presents a radio play adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. The holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!"
A historical poetic story of the conquest of Mexico seen through the eyes of a young boy who struggles to save his world from the conquistador. This story is ultimately about hope and the struggle to find the courage to persist against all odds. It is the intimate story of a boy and his brother who are forced to take sides - one brother joining the conquest against the Aztecs and the other fighting to preserve the memory of his ancestors and culture that was being brutally erased. This journey of struggle and transition is also a universal one that resonates across historical and geographical boundaries. The Sun Serpent is a story that portrays the strength of the human spirit.
Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip is brought to life in this classic musical! Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. Familiar, fresh, and fun, join us in rediscovering these favorite characters! Included is Lucy's infatuation with Schroeder and her perverse joy at tormenting Charlie Brown, Linus's love of his blanket, Snoopy's rich world of imagination, and, of course, Charlie Brown's hopeless love-at-a-distance of the mysterious little redheaded girl.