Censorship in the Arts features TMA Director Brian Kennedy

Posted Feb 10th, 2012 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Community Interest


Lourdes University is pleased to announce “Censorship in the Arts,” the topic of the 2012 Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture Series. The presentation is scheduled for Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m. at the Franciscan Center in Sylvania. The guest lecturer is Dr. Brian Kennedy, Director of the Toledo Museum of Art. Dr. Kennedy is a respected historian, curator and art historian and has extensive experience in senior leadership positions at art museums in Australia, Ireland and the United States.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Brian Kennedy present for our lecture series,” says Erin Palmer Szavuly, Chair of the Art Department. “Dr. Kennedy’s vast knowledge and engaging personality will provide for a very enjoyable and informative afternoon.”

The Lourdes University Lecture Series was established in 2011 by Lourdes alumnus George Brymer and his wife Vicky. Mr. Brymer received both his bachelor and master’s degrees from Lourdes and is the President of All Square, Inc., and author of Vital Integrities: How Values-Based Leaders Acquire and Preserve Their Credibility and Franciscanomics: Uplifting Stories for a down Economy. The purpose behind the series is to give students an opportunity to learn from and communicate directly with individuals working in art related fields.

Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF, is an accomplished professor and artist. After teaching at Cardinal Stritch High School for 14 years, she joined the Lourdes community, where she served for nearly 30 years as Assistant Professor for the Art Department. Her ceramic and mural works are on display across the nation, from Texas to California to Ohio.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erin at 419-824-3685 or email eszavuly@lourdes.edu.

Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, liberal arts, nursing, organizational leadership and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Life Lab, Lifelong Learning and Theater Vision. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in baseball and men’s and women’s basketball, golf and volleyball. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Discover us online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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