Artist offers message of healing and hope at Bates

Justine Nauman-Greif, a Kennebunk-based social worker, quiltmaker and cabinetmaker, will discuss Witnessing the Power of Art to Lead the Spirit: The Domestic Violence Quilt/Screen Project at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Bates College. The public is invited to attend this Spiritual Journeys lecture free of charge. Call 207 786-8272 for more information.

After immersing herself in written material about domestic violence and interviewing survivors of abusive relationships for a research paper, Nauman Greif used fabric to create a message of healing and hope for others. Her talk will feature the role of a quilt/folding screen in the journey of an introverted artist who moved from the seclusion of a workshop and studio to speaking publicly before large audiences.

Next in the Spiritual Journeys series will be Qamar-ul Huda, assistant professor of Islamic studies and comparative theology, Boston College, who will discuss Spiritual Liberation: A Sufi View at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

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