Celebrating the Art, History, Ecology, Spirituality and Future Health of the Hudson River and it Communities
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Ena Heller is Executive Director, Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), New York City. Dr. Heller has a Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a specialty in medieval art and architecture. Prior to becoming the first director of MOBIA, she taught art history at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY). Dr. Heller is contributing editor of the volume Reluctant Partners: Art and Religion in Dialogue (2004).
Fran Dunwell is Hudson River Estuary Coordinator at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. She oversees the implementation of the $368.3 million Estuary Action Agenda adopted by Governor Pataki in 1996. Dunwell is author of the award-winning book, The Hudson River Highlands. She has a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Management and a BA from Hamilton College. She lives in the Hudson Valley on a farm in New Paltz, New York.
Donna Schaper is Senior Minister at Judson Memorial Church and the author of 28 books, most recently Holy Vulnerability: Spiritual Resources For People with Cancer. She is a graduate of Gettysburgh College and holds Master’s degrees from Lutheran Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago Divinity School. She has a thirteen year old cat named Hudson and was born in Kingston, New York and was formed by life looking at and swimming in the river.
Charles P. Henderson is Executive Director of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life which publishes CrossCurrents. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary. Henderson is the author of several books including God and Science (John Knox / Westminster).
The program will also include presentations artists who are recipients of the Hudson River Arts Award and whose work reflects our theme.
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