Concordia Symposium to Focus on Role of Artist
Sep 06, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
ERIC RUNESTAD, Cultural Events and Music Organizations director
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA SYMPOSIUM TO FOCUS
ON ROLE OF ARTIST IN SOCIETY
Join the Concordia community for the 2011 Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium, “The Role of the Artist in Society: Inspiration, Issues, Impact,” Sept. 13-14. Most events take place in Memorial Auditorium on the Moorhead, Minn., campus.
“Creativity is an essential part of human nature, but what inspires art making?” wonders symposium chair Dawn Duncan, a writer, actor and professor of English at Concordia College. “What causes artists to step beyond their art to address issues of concern in the world? And what does this mean to the work of the artist? These are the questions that this symposium will pose and with which participants will wrestle.”
All sessions for the symposium, now in its 25th year, are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule see www.ConcordiaCollege.edu/symposium.
The symposium is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering 78 majors, including 18 honors majors, and 12 preprofessional programs.