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Spiritual Practices: A Panel Discussion
February 10, 2013

A panel discussion including the four artists of the exhibition, Arturo Araujo, SJ, Thomas Lucas, SJ, Trung Pham, SJ, Josef Venker, SJ, was facilitated by Catherine Lusheck, Assistant Professor of the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco on the opening day. The conversation included a discussion on the intersection between spiritual and artistic practices and the individual experiences each Jesuit artist brought to the exhibition, whether seen through the lens of the mother/child relationship, viewing the discarded as sacred, or reaching for a space of hope out of an experience of trauma and grief.


Catherine H. Lusheck specializes in early modern European art and teaches art history and arts management courses at the University of San Francisco. She received her PhD in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley (2000). Prior to coming to USF, she taught Renaissance and Baroque art history courses at Santa Clara University and St. Mary’s College, Moraga and other Bay Area institutions, and was previously a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), Washington, D.C., the Belgian-American Foundation (Brussels/New Haven), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). Her museum credentials also include year-long graduate internships at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art (Washington, D.C.) and the Department of European Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu).

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