the Faith: Katz and MHC Community Create Art
Artist-in-residence Nancy Katz, an internationally known textile
artist from Berkeley, California, worked with MHC students last
week to create artwork reflecting the beliefs of a variety of
faith groups on campus. The result was three painted silk panels--
one representing peace, another showing a power beyond the individual,
and a third representing community--that evoke themes that connect
all the faith groups. More than 100 students, staff, and faculty
contributed their talents and ideas to the project. The panels
contained not the traditional symbols of the faiths, but abstract
representations of the themes. Painted in Eliot House, the panels
will be installed in Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary at a future date.
Katz's visit was cosponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual
Life and the Office of Residential Life.