Dordt College News

Art evangelist to present at First Mondays Series, September 3

August 27, 2012

Steve A. Prince, an artist and educator who also considers himself an art evangelist, will speak at Dordt College on Monday, September 3. He is the first guest lecturer for the 2012–13 First Mondays Speaker Series.

Prince will present two lectures to campus. At 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, he will discuss the power of faith through the arts in “Old Testament: Old Soil, New Spirit.” Prince says that this presentation will demonstrate “through a series of art images how we can look at the scripture with fresh eyes and utilize this commutable word [‘faith’] to teach its truths and guiding principles.”

His second lecture, “Second Line: The Art of Social Justice?” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Technology Center room SB 101. Using the New Orleans funerary tradition of the dirge and the Second Line as an example, Prince will explore the history of using the visual arts “to grapple with deep moral and ethical dilemmas circulating around race, sex, power, and spirituality.” He will also discuss ways to find healing and restoration within African American cultural practices.

With an MFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from Michigan State University, Prince is an assistant professor of art at Montgomery College in Germantown, Maryland. His prints, drawings, and sculptures have been featured at exhibitions and galleries nationally and internationally. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Prince lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and children.

Prince’s artwork is currently on display at the Campus Center Art Gallery and in the art department galleries.

The mission of the First Mondays Speaker Series is to bring biblically based thinkers, writers, and opinion-leaders to Dordt College. Through enriching academic experiences, the First Mondays Speaker Series equips students, alumni and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in contemporary life.

This event is free and open to the public. Dordt College, a Reformed Christian college, is located at 498 Fourth Ave. NE in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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