Modern Sacred Events

Modern Sacred Events 

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DADA Fall Gallery Walk

 Saturday Sept. 9 | noon- 8 p.m.

The Beatrice M. Haggerty is a proud member of DADA (Dallas Art Dealers Association) and will be participating in this years Fall Gallery Walk. We will have extended gallery hours and opportunities for visitors to turn the pages of The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition "Gospels and Acts." 

Location: Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

Public Presentation Diane von Arx

 Wednesday Sept. 20 | 7 p.m. 

Please join us for an engaging lecture with Diane von Arx, one of only three Americans artists to be involved on The Saint John’s Bible project. This presentation coincides with our current exhibition Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection on through to Sept. 29th.

Diane has been a graphic designer for over 25 years, specializing in Creative Lettering, Calligraphy and Corporate Identity. She conducts workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia. She has published three beginning calligraphy workbooks and her work has been included in numerous exhibitions and private collections.

Location: Art History Auditorium, Haggerty Art Village

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Panel Discussion of Ideas of the Sacred in Art

Thursday Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.

Listen to University of Dallas faculty members and invited artists discuss their ideas of the sacred in art. This panel will be responding to the exhibition Modern Sacred: The Saint John's Bible and Selections from The Permanent Collection on exhibition at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery until September 29th. History, theology, contemporary art, and the art of Letter making will be discussed by our panel in the Art History Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Diane Von Arx, Letter Maker, Designer, and Calligrapher on The Saint John's Bible
Dr. Catherine Caesar, Art Historian specialising contemporary American Art
Dr. Kelly Gibson whose research interests include medieval history, University of Dallas
Dr. John Norris, Professor of Theology, University of Dallas
Professor Emeritus of Art, Lyle Novinski artist and liturgical designer
Rev. Ignatius Peacher, O.Cist. monk and artist at Cistercian Abbey Our Lady of Dallas.

This is a free event and the exhibition will be available for viewing  after the panel with refreshments.

Location: Art History Auditorium, Haggerty Art Village 

Film Screening of The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century

Thursday Sept. 28 | 7 p.m.  

Join us for a film screening of The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century brings us behind the scenes for the making of The Saint John's Bible. Donald Jackson, longtime scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown office used age-old calligraphic techniques to create a modern manuscript: egg yolks, gold, silver, and platinum in the illuminations; goose quills and hand-ground ink on carefully selected calf-skin vellum for the text. Experience for yourself the story of the most extensive scribal commission in the world since the end of the Middle Ages, a story that has not happened for along time and probably will never happen again.

Location: Art History Auditorium, Haggerty Art Village

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