Two Opportunities for Art Enthusiasts in October at the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University

Sedrick Huckaby
Photo credit: Sedrick Huckaby with his work, Summer from A Love Supreme, 92" x 240", 2001-2009, oil on canvas.
Sept. 28, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2012) - The Martin Museum of Art will to host two events in October to engage art enthusiasts as part of its "Family and Faith Series," exploring the relationship between families and the spiritual life.

Oct. 1: "Up Close at MMoA" with Author Diana Garland

As the first event of the "Up Close at MMoA" series, guests are welcome to attend a lunch and book signing with Diana Garland, Ph.D., dean of the Baylor School of Social Work and author of "Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families: Living the Faith in Daily Life." The event will take place at 12:05 p.m. at The Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Due to limited seating, all guests must RSVP by calling (254) 710-6390.

Oct. 12: Presentation by Painter Sedrick Huckaby

Sedrick Huckaby will provide insight into his portraits featured in the Martin Museum of Art this fall in a presentation sponsored by the Allbritton Art Institute. The event will take place at 1:25 p.m. in Room 149 of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. A gallery talk and reception with the artist will follow later in the day at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the museum's Gallery I.

"I just hope my paintings will inspire people to value their family and their faith," Huckaby said.

Huckaby's oil paintings include portraits of family members, including his grandmother, with an image of her hands holding her Bible. Another painting is 20 feet long and inspired by quilts she sewed.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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