Week Seven :: Aug. 3–9

Grace: A Celebration of Extraordinary Gifts — A Week in Partnership with Krista Tippett and “On Being”

Be it emotional, physical or spiritual, grace takes many forms. It exists in the way we treat one another, the way in which we move through the world, and the way in which we use our gifts, our grace, to lift up others.

  • Grace, as defined by religious terms, is the means by which we receive an unearned gift, one we’re not worthy of. Beyond religion, what does grace look like in the secular world?
  • When is grace difficult? In talking across differences? In compromise? In the face of adversity? We look at the moments in which grace is most needed.
  • How can we go out into the world, actively moving with more grace throughout our own lives?


Interfaith Lecture Theme :Grace: A Celebration of Extraordinary Gifts

There are many ways of defining or explaining the idea of Grace. Grace is thought to be something we receive, something we give, something we are, and something we do. In this week we will hear stories from four traditions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Humanism – exploring how each tradition perceives, interprets, and lives Grace.

  • Friday, August 09, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Brian Regan

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    Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree that Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling him, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.”

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Monday, August 19, 2019 |

    On Common Ground: Works on Paper

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    June 23–August 19 | Opening Reception: June 23, 3–5 p.m.

    This exhibition highlights artists who paint, draw and sculpt but also create evocative works on paper or with paper. 

    Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery


  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 |

    Flora / Fauna

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    July 25–August 20 | Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 3–5 p.m.

    Ceramic art by Steven Bowers, Australia,  Sing–Ying Ho, Jingdezhen and NYC and Paul Scott, UK courtesy of the Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams MA, will be shown together in this two and three–dimensional exhibition.

    Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery


  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 |

    Getting Real

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    July 19–August 20 |  Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 3–5 p.m.

    Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and Jack Turben Director of VACI Galleries, this vibrant exhibition in the Main Gallery of Strohl Art Center, features all work based on realism.

    Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery


  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 |

    Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

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    June 22 – August 21 

    The Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden hosts six to eight outdoor sculptures each summer created by some of the most recognized artists in the country.

    Location: Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden


  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 |

    Patterns and Repetitions: New Abstract Works by VACI Members

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    August 1– 21 | Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, 3–5 p.m.

    Exhibiting Members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) Partners are invited to show their original artwork this summer in the Fowler–Kellogg Art Center, based on the theme Patterns and Repetitions. 

    Location: Fowler– Kellogg Art Center