Thomas Merton with the Road Scholar Program
March 15-20, 2015, and October 18-23, 2015.
March 6-11, 2016, and October 16-21, 2016.
"Heaven in Ordinary" - Contemplating Merton's Photographs Through Painting
May 11th - June 11th, 2015 - McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University.
Fourteenth General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society
June 4th - 7th, 2015 - Bellarmine University, Louisville KY.
Thomas Merton with Road Scholar Program
Road Scholar Program "Week with Thomas Merton"
The Fall 2015 Merton Road Scholar [elderhostel] week will take place from Sunday 18th October until Friday 23rd October, 2015. For further details contact Linda Bailey on (502) 272 8161 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Road Scholar website.
In 2016 the Spring Road Scholar week will be from March 6th - 11th and the Fall week from October 16th - 21st.
- contemplating Merton's Photographs through painting
an exhibit of paintings by Charles MacCarthy
May 11th - June 11th, 2015 - McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University
Charles MacCarthy trained at Camberwell School of Art and exhibits regularly in London, Shropshire and Herefordshire where he lives. Charles has drawn inspiration from painters of still life, such as Chardin and Morandi as well as from an intimist tradition including artists such as Bonnard and Gwen John. His artistic practice is one of observing and responding to everyday surroundings. Is it possible to combine these two things? “I have been trying and in this the photographs of Thomas Merton have been a wonderful example. The quality of stillness and attention that is to be found in them comes surely from his finding these things in himself.”
The Paradox of Place: Thomas Merton's Photography
The exhibit of Merton's photographs celebrating the 40th Anniversary (1963-2003) of the Thomas Merton Collection at Bellarmine University is now a permanent exhibit displayed in the W. L. Lyons Brown Library on the Bellarmine University campus. This exhibit focuses on the places Merton visited in his final travels of 1968 including California, Alaska and Asia and the contrast with his photographs of Gethsemani and his hermitage.
Financial assistance is needed to
assist with funding these special events at the Thomas Merton Center. If
you would be interested in assisting with funding, or becoming a major
sponsor for one of these events please contact:
Dr Paul Pearson on (502) 272 8177 or by e-mail: email@example.com