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Union conference to examine relationship between Christianity and the arts

The ACT Conference will be April 8-9 at Union.
The ACT Conference will be April 8-9 at Union.

JACKSON, Tenn.March 8, 2011 – A Union University conference in April will address the topics of art, culture and theology.

The ACT Conference, scheduled for April 8-9, will feature a variety of speakers with a wide range of experience in the arts and in the church.

“ACT is a conference designed to provide the Union University community and others with an opportunity to engage in thoughtful and creative reflection on the relationship between Christianity and the visual arts with an emphasis on contemporary art,” said Steve Halla, assistant professor of art at Union.

“Our hope and prayer is that attendees will not only gain a greater understanding of some of the complex issues and challenges facing the visual arts and the church today, but also a greater knowledge and appreciation for Christians working in the field of contemporary art and the unique contributions they continue to make to the ongoing arts discussion.”

Among the speakers for the conference are:

Other speakers include Alice Hardin, Michael Winters, Lee Benson, Haelim Allen, Taylor Worley, Wayne Adams, Melinda Eckley Posey, Christopher Nadaskay and Halla.

Cost for the conference is $40 for professional or $20 for students, and includes one meal. Registration deadline is March 25.

More information, including a full conference schedule, speaker biographies and online registration, is available at www.uu.edu/events/ACTConference.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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