The Center for the Arts and Religion Director, Deborah Sokolove, announces retirement
Deborah Sokolove has informed the President and the Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary of her intention to retire from the position of Director of the Luce Center for the Arts and Religion as of June 30, 2019. She came to the Center as Artist-in-Residence in 1994, then served as Curator of the Dadian Gallery until being invited to succeed founding Director Catherine Kapikian in 2009.
“My years as an artist in the midst of the theological community have been a wonderful adventure,” she says. “It has been a privilege to help create dialogue between artists, theologians, and the wider church, and to help seminarians integrate their learning through sustained engagement with a creative practice as well through as more traditional avenues of study.”
Dr. Sokolove will be celebrating her retirement with Night Visions, a one-person show of her recent work in the Dadian Gallery, March 18-May 17, 2019.
A reception and artist’s talk will be held immediately following chapel on Tuesday, April 9.
More information regarding the show and reception will available by early February.
Her plans are to stay in the Washington, DC area and to continue to paint, write, teach, and be involved in her local church.
We encourage friends of LCAR and its work of integrating the arts with theological education to encourage qualified applicants to apply for the position of Director of the Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary. The job announcement is posted on the WTS website.