7:30pm: Happy Hour with wine and beer specials
8:30pm: Lecture followed by Q & A
All FORUM lectures are free and open to the public
February 17 – Ken Woo, Artist
Born in Shanghai, Woo’s first major exhibition was in 1997 at the AKI Institute of Art in Holland. He then went on to exhibit at the central academy of art in Beijing, the Ruskin School of Drawing at Oxford University, Florence Academy in Italy as well as at the Beijing Museum of Art. He is currently showing with galleries in NY, Los Angeles, Beijing and Shanghai.
His art has been shown in many countries and is in the private collections of both the Guggenheim and Hearst families. He is also in the Public collections of Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Church of Our Saviour, Saint Malachy’s Church and Murray Hill Place in New York City, Saint Bridget Hospice in Kildare, Ireland, and Saint Gabriel’s Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. His works are auctioned by Sotheby’s and Phillips de Pury annually.
January 20 – Quodlibet (Whatever You Wish) – Open discussion with five professor panelists
January 29 – Women Saints in Italian Renaissance Art – Cancelled due to weather
Cecilia Frosinini, Art Historian at Florence’s Opificio delle Pietre Dure Laboratori di Restauro
February 19 – The Story of Today’s Christian Communities in Iraq and Syria
April 8 – Restoring a Theology of the Body in Art
Dony MacManus – Irish artist and sculptor
May 13 – A Ray of God: Movies and Catholic Teaching
Steven Greydanus, Film Critic
September 30: A Day in the Life of Renaissance Venice
Fredrika Jacobs, Professor Emerita of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University