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Alternative Break Inspires Ministry, Service

Chris Lytle

For many students, spring break is a vacation, a chance to step away from the stresses of daily life. But last year, Mary Carper and Kaylee Bluethmann (now sophomores) embarked on Marian University’s alternative spring break to Campton, Kentucky, and their experience wasn’t exactly a walk on the beach. Perhaps for the first time in their lives, the young women witnessed abject poverty - hungry people, living in a food desert, their lives oftentimes made even more complicated by a lack of education, drug addiction, and alcohol abuse.

Enter Sr. Susan Pleiss, OSF, pastoral associate at Good Shepherd Parish, the only Catholic Church in Campton, and all of Wolfe County. Both Mary and Kaylee were inspired by Sr. Susan’s outreach efforts...read more

Submerge and Surface Opening Reception

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  • Dates: 04 – 04 Sep, 2014
  • 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Address: Marian University Art Gallery
  • Contact: Jenny Ambroise
  • Email: jambroise@marian.edu
  • Phone: 317.955.6266
Vicars-Pugh observed a number of bodies of water while creating this series.  According to the artist, “in this body of work paint becomes a metaphor for water. It moves like a river concealing and revealing parts of the painting’s history. It reflects like a mirror on the surface of quiet lake and it freezes like ice, in a puddle, trapping the past.  It drips down like rain-washing over the surface like a baptism, allowing areas to resurface anew.” 

The Marian University Art Gallery is located in Marian Hall on the west end of the 2nd floor.  Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment.  Contact gallery director Jenny Ambroise for more information.


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