Monthly Archives: January 2017
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Join the Sinsinawa Dominicans at a closing event for the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, at Sinsinawa Mound. The Order of Preachers (OP) was established by St. Dominic in 1216, and Dominicans around the world have celebrated this jubilee throughout the last year. This prayer service will feature preaching by Sister Ann Willits, OP; special music; and a ritual beginning of our 170th year as the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation. Join us in person or via livestream at www.sinsinawa.org/live. For more information, contact Sister Priscilla Wood, OP, at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the Motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.
Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa: ‘Sinsinawa Art Gallery Hosts International Photographer Linda Panetta’
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Sinsinawa Art Gallery will host “A Look Back at Our Future” February 3-March 30. The exhibit of international photography of Linda Panetta, photojournalist and human rights activist, focuses on women and children and their strength and survival in times of war and violence. Panetta writes on her website (opticalrealities.org), “My photos are not my own; they are a representation of the oneness of us all. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to be an active participant in the lives of those who cry out for justice and struggle for peace and the restoration of hope; and I am grateful to be able to share this work with others.” An artist’s talk and gallery opening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. For more information, contact Sister Priscilla Wood, OP, at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the Motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.
Hidden Figures tells the true story of African American women who worked in the early years of NASA. They played a significant part in the launching of the first rockets and the orbit of John Glenn in 1962. Yet, until recently, their contributions were largely unacknowledged.
Jackie is an intense portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy in the week after the assassination of her husband, John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Directed by Chilean director Pablo Larraín, it features an excellent performance by Natalie Portman as the grief-stricken First Lady. Larraín uses extreme close-ups of Portman and other actors playing Bobby Kennedy and other members of the Kennedy and Johnson families. It’s an unsettling, yet hypnotic, look at the grief that this very public figure endured.