Library memorializes ‘Touchdown Jesus’ artist

first_imgMillard Sheets, the acclaimed artist who created the iconic “Word of Life” mural on the south-facing wall of Hesburgh Library, said he was inspired by the history of knowledge and learning, with Christ as the master teacher. As part of the Hesburgh Libraries Lecture Series, curator of historical art Janet Blake presented “The Story Behind ‘Touchdown Jesus,’ Millard Sheets: An Artist’s Journey to the ‘Word of Life,’” on Friday in the William J. Carey Auditorium. “To say that the mural is impressive in scale and powerful in design is an understatement,” Blake said. “It sums up the artists’ skill at creating arresting, representational imagery in abstract design. “The idea for a mural came about as the architecture firm of Ellerbe & Co. in Minneapolis was designing the new library. “Because [University President Emeritus] Fr. Theodore Hesburgh had expressed concerns the building might look like a grain silo without some kind of decorative element, their design concept included a mural on the south-facing wall,” Blake said. “Hesburgh thought this would be a great solution to the problem.” Architect Thomas Ellerbe worked with Sheets previously and asked him to submit his name for consideration for the project. Out of 12 artists, Sheets was chosen, Blake said. At that time, Miller was at the peak of his career as an artist of watercolors, murals, and architectural art, Blake said. Blake said Sheets was born in California and attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, where he learned the basics of art. “Learning the basic language of art became his own philosophy as a teacher: that an artist must learn the necessary skills before exploring style,” she said. From an early time, Sheets’ work displayed an interest in people from other cultures, and this theme was reinforced by his extensive travels, Blake said. “Shortly after completing his studies at Chouinard, he booked passage on a banana boat headed for New York,” Blake said. “The boat stopped at ports of call in Central and South America, and Sheets sketched constantly.” By the age of 23, Sheets’ work had been displayed in an individual exhibition and “Los Angeles Times” art critic Arthur Miller praised his work, she said. “[Miller] described the young artist as an unparalleled phenonmenon in the art world of southern California,” Blake said. Blake said Hesburgh shared his thoughts on the theme of the mural with Sheets. “Sheets came up with three ideas, and the second was approved,” Blake said. “In that design, he put Christ at the top, with his disciples, to show that he is the great teacher. The others scholars, beginning with the prophets of the Old Testament would begin at the bottom and zig-zag their way up the composition.” Blake said there are nine groups of teachers in all, including figures from the Renaissance and the Age of Science and Exploration. She said the figures are types, not specific persons because the mural doesn’t use individual identifications. The detailed logistics of constructing such a large mural were daunting, Blake said. “The “Word of Life” mural was a departure for Sheets, who had been designing mosaics with small glass tesserae from Italy. Now he would be working with pieces of granite of varying styles and shapes,” Blake said. Blake said Sheets had always worked with the philosophy that subject dictated style. “For this project, the subject matter and the material dictated style, which would be abstract pieces assembled to create a representational image,” Blake said. “In essence, the mural is not a mosaic, it’s like a giant puzzle, comprised of 324 panels.” Blake said Sheets worked hard to find the correct colors and shades of granite to use for the mural.  Sheets wanted to find a piece of granite that looked like gold, but was told there was no such thing, Blake said. “He’d just about given up when a package arrived. Inside was a small piece of gold granite, from of all places, Brazil,” she said. “It was from a quarry that hadn’t been worked in 25 years. After much persuasion and many weeks, Sheets was able to get them to quarry a block for him. He ended up with a sizeable block and was able to utilize it with great success.”last_img read more

Three Additional Cases Reported Wednesday, 16 Active Countywide

first_imgWNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Three additional COVID-19 cases were reported in Chautauqua County on Wednesday, bringing the countywide total of active cases to 16.The Health Department reports the new cases involve a woman in her 20s, a woman in her 70s and a male in his 50s.So far, 37 people have recovered from the virus in the county.A total of four deaths have been reported related to COVID-19 in Chautauqua County since the outbreak began. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ranchero Frittata

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Ranchero Frittata by: – May 10, 2012 68 Views   no discussions Eating breakfast is essential for a balanced metabolism, and this nutrient-packed egg dish contains a wealth of healthy ingredients. Omega-3-rich eggs, parsley, and olive oil help reduce inflammation. Black beans contain antioxidants and are a great source of fiber, which helps to balance your blood sugar and detoxify your body.Ingredients 6 large omega-3 eggs 2 large omega-3 egg whites Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup medium onion, finely chopped 1 cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved 2 jalapeno peppers, halved, seeded, and finely chopped 1/4 cup crumbled soft goat cheese 15 ounces black beans (1 can), drained and rinsedDirections1. Heat the broiler with the rack 4 inches from the heat source. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, egg whites, and parsley; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.2. In a medium (10-inch) nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion and tomatoes and cook until the onion has softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in the jalapeno peppers and egg mixture. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until eggs are almost set, 5 to 7 minutes.3. Place frittata under broiler and cook until the top is set and starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook beans until heated through (add water if too dry); season with salt and pepper.4. Run a rubber spatula around the edge of the pan to loosen the frittata. Carefully slip the frittata out of the pan onto a large serving platter. Serve wedges of frittata with black beans on the side.Recipe: Whole Living Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Mou: Diving Suarez showed wild side

first_img Press Association “But when the situation is like this and you are losing comes the nature of the player, the wild nature of the player or the cultural nature of the player. “Culturally people from that area (South America), they like it. It’s not (just) that area. There’s a corner in Europe where I belong to, that they also like (diving).” In responding to Mourinho, Liverpool boss Rodgers pointed out Eto’o was fortunate to still be on the pitch after catching Jordan Henderson with a poor challenge which led to Skrtel’s early goal. “He (Eto’o) should’ve been sent off,” Rodgers said. “I know we scored from it, but that was a wild challenge, where he’s raked down his knee and down his shin and didn’t even get a yellow card. “Luis will always provoke a challenge from defenders, that’s why he’s world class. “What he probably doesn’t expect is to provoke a challenge from someone who’s not involved in the contact. “He’s running to challenge Azpilicueta and Eto’o is street wise, he’s cute, he blocks him. On another day you could give that as a penalty, because it’s obstruction in the area. “Of course, he (Mourinho) will defend his player and I will defend mine.” Unlike following the loss to Manchester City, Rodgers had no complaints with Webb’s refereeing. Rodgers said: “He’s a top referee, Howard. I’ll stay calm today.” Chelsea have tended to rise to the occasion against bigger teams this season and did so once more to extend Mourinho’s unbeaten Premier League record at home to 70 matches. The Portuguese set up his side to starve Suarez of opportunities and it worked. “The team did a very good job collectively,” Mourinho said. The Portuguese felt only one incident was worthy of a penalty in the game, when Hazard was tackled by Lucas Leiva in the first half. Hazard has now netted eight Premier League goals this season. Mourinho said: “The kid is giving everything. He was a very talented player, but he was a kid enjoying football in a funny way. Now he understands his responsibilities. I’m so happy with the kid.” Injuries to Ivanovic and Frank Lampard did little to sour Mourinho’s mood, although both will miss Wednesday’s match with Southampton and could face lengthier absences. Mourinho maintains Manchester City are the team to beat in the Premier League title race, but is pleased with his side’s position in the standings after a key win. “I think we deserved to win,” Mourinho said. Liverpool are six points behind Arsenal in fifth place despite being top of the league two games ago, but Rodgers believes his side can still challenge. “I think it’s open,” said the Reds boss. “Christmas Day eating our turkey we were top of the league. A few days and games later we’re fifth. I think that’s the way it will go between now and the end of the season. “I think it’s brilliant and it makes it really exciting.” Rodgers could be active when the transfer window opens on Wednesday, when his side play Hull. He added: “We’ve shown in the first 19 games this season that if we get players back, get some help in January with a few more players, we can be in the shake-up here. “Liverpool was never in the conversation for the last few years. At least now we’re being recognised in terms of what we’re trying to do and our work. “Hopefully we can add to it and get some depth to the group, because that is something that really helps you in the second part of the season.” Jose Mourinho criticised Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for “doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump” and showing his “wild nature” in trying to win a penalty in Chelsea’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. In Suarez’s first match against Chelsea since April’s infamous bite on Branislav Ivanovic earned him a 10-match ban, Mourinho’s side deprived the prolific striker of scoring opportunities and took full advantage to win 2-1 and move two points behind leaders Arsenal. A frustrated Suarez felt he had been fouled by Samuel Eto’o in the penalty box, but Mourinho disagreed, making a diving gesture and insisting simulation must be outlawed from the British game. Mourinho said: “Suarez lost a duel with (Cesar) Azpilicueta, Azpilicueta has the ball and is leaving the box with the ball and now he’s doing an acrobatic swimming pool jump to try to get the penalty, because he’s so clever because he’s in the area where the Liverpool supporters behind. “But (referee Howard) Webb is 10 metres away. And I think the only mistake Webb did was not to give him a yellow card.” Television pundits insisted it was a spot-kick and Mourinho suggested there was a dearth of analysts with a Chelsea connection and joked that he would take a role in broadcasting following his management career. When pressed, Mourinho admitted there may have been contact between Eto’o and Suarez, “when the ball is 10 metres away with Azpilicueta”, even though he had earlier earlier stated that Suarez went down “like somebody shot him”. Suarez was praised by Mourinho in the build up, but was unable to score his 20th Premier League goal of the season on his 14th appearance as Martin Skrtel’s fourth-minute goal was cancelled out by a brilliant Eden Hazard strike and Eto’o poked in a first-half winner. But Mourinho wants the Uruguayan to end his penchant for going to ground. “The player is amazing,” the Portuguese added. “He does everything to win and Brendan (Rodgers, the Liverpool manager) is doing a fantastic job on him because he’s changed. There’s no doubt that he’s changed. last_img read more

Republic open to Given return

first_img However, O’Neill has indicated he is open to discussions with the 37-year-old, who has hinted he might like to return, as he plots the way forward after taking over from Giovanni Trapattoni. Millwall’s David Forde is currently the man in possession having replaced Sunderland’s Keiren Westwood, who took over the number one spot after Given’s retirement. Westwood is facing months on the sidelines after undergoing shoulder surgery, leaving Darren Randolph and Rob Elliot as Forde’s understudies when the squad last met up in November last year. Keane, who is manager Martin O’Neill’s assistant, will watch the Teessiders in their Sky Bet Championship clash with Charlton at the Riverside Stadium. Given, whose loan spell at Boro from parent club Aston Villa is due to expire at the end of next month, retired from international football after the Euro 2012 finals with 125 senior caps to his name. Press Associationcenter_img Roy Keane will be at Middlesbrough on Saturday as Ireland run the rule over veteran goalkeeper Shay Given.last_img read more

ISL 2018-19: Sunil Chhetri’s brace helps Bengaluru FC thrash FC Pune City in their…

first_imgAdvertisementBengaluru FC continued their stupendous form in the Hero ISL 2018-19 by picking up three points over FC Pune City at the Balewadi Sports Complex courtesy of a brace from Sunil Chhetri and Miku’s goal at the 64th minute.Sunil Chhetri’s two goals in the first half ensured the Men in Blue walked away with three points (credits- ISL website)The match started on a cagey side with the action restricted at the center of the pitch. It was the home side who got the first shot at glory when Marcelinho’s free-kick was punched away by Gurpreet. However, after that, it was all Bengaluru FC as they dominated the possession and troubled the opponents at every instance.Sunil Chhetri could have broken the deadlock at the 40th minute itself when he failed to tap in Udanta’s inch-perfect cross from a hand-shaking distance. The captain, however, did make amends for it a minute later when he beat the offside trap and slotted it past a hapless Vishal Kaith to draw first blood. The #11 showed no signs of complacency as he dribbled past Sarthak Golui to double the lead.Bengaluru FC tripled it as the game resumed after halftime when Miku brushed past Sahil Panwar with his built and control to rocket it past the goalkeeper. The Men in Orange did come close to score a consolation with substitute Diego Carlos’ shot at the 65th minute hitting the woodwork and Marcelinho’s long ranger at the 89th minute taking a deflection off Juanan to land safely in the hands of Gurpreet.Sunil could have completed his hat-trick at the dying minutes of the game when he stepped up to take a free kick just outside the penalty box. His shot did manage to be on target, but Vishal dived full stretch and gloved it across to hit the goalpost.The referee blew the final whistle seconds later as the Stallions stared at a 3-0 home defeat. With this victory, the Blues find themselves on the top of the table pipping Northeast United FC on goal difference.Advertisementlast_img read more