Lecture: Blessed Are These Hands

hands holding a featherPfau Library presents another noontime lecture:

Blessed Are These Hands: The Intersection of Values, Photography, & Spirituality

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
Noon-1 p.m.
PL-4005 (4th floor, Special Collections)

Visit the web site for “Blessed Are These Hands”

What do you value most? What could you hold to represent it? Co-authors Kullmann and Thompson discuss how their compelling photographic essay explores unique and surprising symbols that contemporary women hold sacred: a feather, fire, a guitar, a sugar skull, a car key, a kaleidoscope, music notes and much more. They will share some of their book’s portraits, poetry, and short stories that celebrate the great diversity of women, from the notable to the friend next door.

Susan Kullmann earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a doctorate in history from Carnegie Mellon University. Susan’s graduate work focused on women’s role in the quest for justice in history. Blessed Are These Hands allows her to connect her interest in the historical and contemporary meaning of women’s lives with photography and digital storytelling.

Marvelle Thompson earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from California State University, San Bernardino and a master’s degree in education from Azusa Pacific University. Creating art brings balance to Marvelle’s life. She is influenced by the beauty and magic in nature’s cycles and looks for ways to show the feminine face of the Divine in her work. This book fulfills a vow to honor women in a creative way.

The lecture is free and open to all students, staff, employees and the community. If you have ideas for future lectures or would like to know more about upcoming events, please e-mail the lecture coordinator, Iwona Contreras, at icontrer@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-3447.

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2 comments on “Lecture: Blessed Are These Hands

  1. cristal says:

    a pix of a hand a feather wow original, way stupid we r college people come on

  2. Stacy Magedanz says:

    Sorry you feel this way. Not all lectures will be equally interesting to everyone, but we do try to offer a wide variety of topics. You are certainly free to come to the lecture and ask the book’s creators why they chose to use the images they did.