New Doug Adams Gallery to open in September
Carin Jacobs, director of the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE), has announced the September 2009 opening of the new Doug Adams Gallery at PSR’s Badè Museum. Physical improvements to the museum, including new walls for exhibiting art, are currently being completed.
Doug Adams, PSR professor of Christianity and the arts for 31 years, founded CARE, an affiliated center of the GTU, in 1987. Adams passed away on July 24, 2007. As a scholar and teacher, Adams played a leading role internationally in the field of religion and the arts, and was beloved by generations of students.
A full exhibition schedule is planned for the upcoming academic year, with a dynamic complement of local artists and varied art forms. Exhibitions will be integrated into the wider academic program and will include related lectures, panels, and course collaborations.
The inaugural exhibition, "Mapping Sacred Ground," will open Thursday, September 10, 2009 with a reception from 5-7 pm. This show will feature the work of Bay Area artists Lawrence Labianca, Janice Nakashima, Mie Preckler, and Michael Rauner, among others. The exhibition will examine notions of territory, boundary, and mapping of sacred space, and includes photographs, drawings, etchings, and sculpture.
Jacobs hopes the new gallery, which will showcase work from outside artists as well as artists from the GTU community, will serve as “a vibrant new addition to the arts and culture landscape on and off campus.”