FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/23/10
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Photo credits (images of Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan's work):
"Allegro." Photo: Courtesy of Sister Cor Immaculatum, Heffernan, IHM.
"I Will Play Before the Lord." Photo: Courtesy of Sister Cor Immaculatum, Heffernan, IHM.
ART INSIGHTS, SISTER COR IMMACULATUM HEFFERNAN, IHM
WHAT: SUU’s Arts Insights showcases the artistry of acclaimed sculptor Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, whose work captures the inherent dignity and humanity of each subject. The themes of her work are drawn essentially from these sources and captured in bronze, alabaster, stone, wood, and calligraphy the moment of interaction, the moment when “humanity touches the Divine.”
WHO: Art Insights
Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2010
WHERE: Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S ART INSIGHTS TO FEATURE
SCULPTOR SISTER COR IMMACULATUM HEFFERNAN, IHM
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Celebrating the dignity of each subject’s spirit is a trademark of acclaimed sculptor, Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM. Her distinctive creations are showcased in SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, October 7, 2010. The lecture begins at 7pm at SUU’s Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
As a sculptor who has exhibited both nationally and internationally, Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, believes in the inherent dignity of each person. Her work embodies the spirit of the human person: living, suffering, and joy-ing in the “embrace of life.” The themes of her work are drawn essentially from these sources and capturing in bronze, alabaster, stone, wood, and calligraphy the moment of interaction, the moment when “humanity touches the Divine.” Sister Cor, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania, has taught art from kindergarten through 12th grade, was supervisor of art for 83 schools in 13 states, and taught for 30 years at Marywood University, acting as Chair of the Art Department for 16 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Art and a Master of Science degree in Counseling, both from Marywood University; a Master of Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. Sister Cor is also deeply involved in the National Association of Schools of Art and Design where she trains the “Team Chair” of accreditation teams.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Experience art that touches the spirit, when Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, shares her insights into the creative process at Art Insights. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at email@example.com.