Qu4rtets Art Exhibition Inspired by T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"

Nov. 27, 2012
the old man paintingpainting by Bruce Herman, QU4RTETS No. 4 (Winter), oil and alkyd resin with silver and moon gold leaf on Okume plywood, 97"x60", copyright 2012 Bruce Herman

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2012) - Man's relationship with time, the universe and the divine are common themes in T.S. Eliot's set of poems, "Four Quartets." Distinguished Japanese-America artist Makoto Fujimura and Boston-based artist and teacher Bruce Herman have collaborated to produce a new body of paintings in response to Eliot's "Four Quartets."

The Honors College, the department of art, the Martin Museum of Art and the School of Music will host Fujimura and Herman's Qu4rtets art exhibition on display in the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor from Nov. 29 to Dec. 15 and Jan. 2 to Jan. 17. The museum is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Avenue, Waco, TX 76706.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, the artists will participate in a panel discussion of faith and arts. Following the panel at 7:30 p.m., there will be a concert of a newly commissioned piano quintet by distinguished composer Christopher Theofanidis, also inspired by Eliot's poems.

"We are once again very fortunate for this opportunity to collaborate with the Baylor Honors College to bring these two extraordinary artists and scholars to our museum. This beautiful new body of work is truly inspirational," said Karin Gilliam, director of Martin Museum of Art.

The Martin Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, contact Karin Gilliam at 254-710-6390 or by email at Karin_Gilliam@baylor.edu.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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