The Mirror of Hope Reality in Book
Fr. Johann Roten, S.M., Director of Research and Special Projects
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
7 – 9 p.m.
Group Flex Space, Roesch Library First Floor
Reservations not required, but appreciated (937) 229-4094
Visitors to the University Libraries' first floor Gallery Space have admired the details and stories included in the magnificent work Mirror of Hope by artist Kevin Hanna. A four-year labor of love, what began as a nativity grew into a sculpture of many colorful and expressive figures and scenes in clay and wood. The work depicts the Christian story from creation to lasting peace and joy in God at the end of time. Visitors from all over who have seen the work were eager to take information and photos with them. A book about the Mirror of Hope has just been published and will be made available for purchase for the first time during our 2012 At the Manger. Fr. Johann Roten, S.M., Director of Research and Special Projects for The Marian Library/IMRI, will discuss the commissioned Mirror of Hope work and how a scholar of the church worked with an artist to create a masterpiece. Fr. Roten will generously stay on for a book signing after the lecture.
Exhibits will be open until 9 p.m. Sale of the book Mirror of Hope and signing will take place at the Stable Store on the second floor after the lecture until 9 p.m.
Guests MUST get a visitor parking pass for this event. Parking passes are available at the visitor parking information center. Arrive to campus from Stewart Street and continue to the University's entrance at College Park Avenue. Follow College Park Avenue to the visitor parking information center.