“Time of creation: Artists on sabbatical”
Since the public dedication in October 2002, the award-winning $24-million Goshen College Music Center has been humming with activity with regular concerts by world-class musicians, performances by Goshen College instrumental and vocal groups, as well as recitals from students enrolled in Community School of the Arts programs. But one piece of the ensemble, if you will, has been missing –– until now.
Ursula Von Rydingsvard This New York based artist is renowned for large scale, rustic wooden sculptural forms. Her work is collected by many of the most prestigious national and international museums and galleries and is regularly reviewed in major art journals including the cover story for the July 2003 Sculpture magazine.
Born in Germany in 1942, von Rydingsvard spent her early childhood in Nazi labor camps and later in refugee camps until her parents and their seven children were able to immigrate to the United States in 1950. For von Rydingsvard, wood became the key to unlocking the autobiographical and ancestral content that she has since transformed into metaphor.
It is a country known for Machu Picchu, llamas and descendants of Incan culture. Goshen College students will now have the opportunity to study Peru in-depth, and engage in service there.
After gathering information from college students — the best sources for inside information about their institutions — the Princeton Review recently named Goshen College as a Best Midwestern College.
GOSHEN, Ind. – A highlight of Goshen College’s Homecoming Weekend is the awarding of the Culture for Service Award to exceptional alumni whose life and work has exemplified the college motto, “Culture for Service.” Awarded by the Goshen College Alumni Board, the 2004 honors will be presented to Pearl Hartz ’49 [far right], a restorative … Keep reading »
As students, faculty, staff, community and church leaders, benefactors and alumni filled Sauder Concert Hall on the morning of Sept. 20 to say thank you and farewell to President Shirley H. Showalter for her service to Goshen College, many wore scarves in all shapes and colors to honor a leader whose trademark accessory connects to her passion for relationships and cross-cultural learning.
Goshen College and the community will celebrate Shirley H. Showalter’s service as president during a special convocation at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 in Sauder Concert Hall of the Music Center. This event will cap Showalter’s nearly eight years in office.