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Roundtable Panelists to Focus on Educational Empowerment Through Art

August 26 program to complement Alfons Gallery’s current exhibit

Aug. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- Milwaukee, Wis., August 9, 2012 – Alfons Gallery will host a roundtable discussion around the theme “Voices Through Art: Educational Empowerment” Sunday, August 26 from 1-3pm in St. Joseph Hall, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee.  

School Sisters of St. Francis and Alverno College faculty will share personal reflections about their engagement in art education and the growth of Alverno College’s art program.  The August 26 program includes a Q &A with the roundtable participants, a viewing of the exhibition, “Artists, Art and Empowering: School Sisters of St. Francis and Alverno College Faculty” celebrating Alverno’s 125th anniversary, as well as a tour of the historic St. Joseph Chapel.

“This roundtable gives voice to the current exhibition of artists who have worked to empower students through their role as art educators,” noted Valerie J. Christell, director/curator of Alfons Gallery and Adjunct Professor at Alverno.  “And it provides a unique opportunity to engage in a discussion of the changing needs of students in our increasingly fast-paced, technological society.”  

For more information, contact Valerie J. Christell at (414) 385-5273.

Alfons Gallery’s mission reflects the local and global work of the School Sisters of St. Francis.  Exhibitions celebrate cultural diversity and advocate for peace and justice through the artistic vision.  Multidisciplinary events aim to educate and inspire viewers about our world and the impact every individual makes in it.  

Exhibitions are free and open to the public Wednesday-Friday from noon-3 p.m., Sunday from 1-3 p.m., and by appointment.

Alfons Gallery is located at St. Joseph Center, 1501 S. Layton Blvd. (27th and Greenfield) in Milwaukee. Free parking is available in the lot that is accessible on 29th and Orchard (Alexia Circle entrance).

For more information on Alfons Gallery, please e-mail vchristell@sssf.org, or call 414-385-5273.

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