The series kicks off at McCormick on Monday, September 21, with an exhibition of performance art and paintings by Sergio Gomez and discussion with theologian Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu. Gomez is a Chicago-based artist whose work explores human and spiritual identity. Professionally trained in several media, he is a college professor, graphic/web designer, illustrator, Co-owner/Director of 33 Collective Gallery, and Director of Visual Art Today.
Professor González-Andrieu is Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her current areas of research include a methodology for relating the arts with religion, theology and spirituality, the theological insights of poet-playwright Federico García Lorca, and the expression of diverse Christologies in the arts. She is an award-winning author who has published work in Presente! U.S. Latino Catholics from Colonial Origins to the Present, Camino a Emaús, The Treasure of Guadalupe, and The Sky is Crying: Race, Class and Natural Disaster.
The series continues for two consecutive Mondays – September 28 and October 5 – wedding theology with literature and drama. More information including speakers, times and locations will be available soon at www.mccormick.edu.