Sunday, May 6, 2012 10:10 AM
Performing Christ: Visual Art and the Resurrection
Peggy (Margaret Adams) Parker, artist and long-time adjunct instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary, will explore the nature of the creative act. Looking at images from across centuries and cultures, and drawing on her own experience as an artist and teacher of art, she will ask what it means to make art in the knowledge of the Resurrection.
About Margaret (Peggy) Adams Parker
Margaret (Peggy) Adams Parker works as both printmaker and sculptor. The 15 woodcuts which comprise her most recent exhibition, WOMEN, have been purchased by the Library of Congress. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has published Parker’s 2-color woodcut, African Exodus, as the frontispiece to Refugee Children, Volume 23 (Number 2, 2004) of Refugee Survey Quarterly, published by Oxford University Press. Twenty of her woodcuts accompany a new translation of the Book of Ruth: Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth through Image and Text (Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, 2003.) Her woodcuts depicting the people and city of Jerusalem have been exhibited in numerous venues. Parker’s sculpture on the subject of the prodigal son, commissioned by Duke Divinity School, was installed there in 2005. Her sculpture of MARY is installed at the College of Preachers on the grounds of Washington’s National Cathedral, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and at Iglesia Santa Maria in Arlington, Virginia, at St. John’s Church, West Hartford, Connecticut, and at St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco.
Parker is a graduate, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, of Wellesley College. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from American University, where she was awarded the Wolpoff Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Drawing and Works on Paper and The Glassman Award as Outstanding Woman Artist. She has been awarded a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Painting and has been a Coolidge Fellow at the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life. Parker taught for 17 years at the Art League School at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. She has served on the adjunct faculty at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, since 1992.
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