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OCAD Dean Featured in Latest Art & Theology Magazine

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The latest featured magazine article from ARTS: Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, was written by Olivet College of Art & Design Dean Dr. Joan Brix Carter. Titled “Destaebler’s Winged Figure: A Unique Vision,” the article was an art historical look at Stephen DeStaebler’s sculpture in the rotunda of the Graduate Theolgical Union’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library. 

Her extensive studies with the artist Giotto and admiration for sculptor Stephen Destaebler’s work has produced an intriguing written piece which explores and compares DeStaebler’s sculpture with the traditional use of winged figures focusing in particular on Giotto’s use of angels in the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy to tell the story of Christ’s passion.

Dr. Joan Brix Carter’s article was part of “Space for Faiths:  Stephen DeStaebler’s Winged Figure” and was published by the Religion and Arts Program of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in partnership with Andover Newton Theological School; Drew Theological School; Fuller Seminary; St. John’s University; United Theological Seminary;  Vanderbilt University;  Wesley Theological Seminary;  the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (GTU); and Union Theological Seminary (NYC).

She is president emeritus and former professor at the Center for Arts, Religion and Education at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.  She is also an ordained Presbyterian minister and pastor emeritus of the Sausalito Presbyterian Church.