February 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – A photography exhibit, Quiet Moments, runs from Friday, March 1, 2019, through Thursday, June 27, 2019, at INAI: A Space Apart, an art gallery and meditation space adjacent to Weber Retreat and Conference Center. An artists’ reception is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019.
In Quiet Moments, photographers Scott Miller and Elaina Robinson offer their experiences of quiet moments, using their cameras to illustrate special times of stillness, observation, and oneness of nature.
Scott Miller, videographer in the Communications Office of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is a local artist specializing in digital imagery and cinematography. His passion is to guide his audience to see and experience quiet moments in the significant yet overlooked simplicity of God’s fingerprints that he sees all around him.
Elaina Robinson grew up in a rural area on a dirt road near Adrian and felt those landscapes as part of her soul. The images in this series of black and white photos show the power of place as she came to know it with the camera. Her exhibit in Quiet Moments is her senior project for Siena Heights University, where she is majoring in business and minoring in photography.
INAI (pronounced in-EYE), meaning “within” in Japanese, is a contemplative space and art gallery that resonates with the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ mission to seek truth, make peace, and respect life. It houses an art gallery, as well as a quiet space for personal reflection and meditation. INAI: A Space Apart is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All are invited free of charge to visit INAI: A Space Apart and to enjoy Quiet Moments.
February 10, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Violinist Jillienne Bowers, MM, joins Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, pianist, in a concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019. Part of the First Sunday Music Series offered by Sister Magdalena, the concert is held at St. Catherine Chapel on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian.
The concert features Romance in F major by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); “Song of India” from the opera Sadko by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908); selected violin pieces by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962); and Czardas by Vittorio Monti (1868-1922).
Jillienne Bowers, MM, is Director of the Youth Symphony Orchestra and an Adjunct Professor of Violin/Viola at Siena Heights University in Adrian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in music from the University of Boston. Trained in the Suzuki method of teaching music, she teaches 18 violin students in her private studio, directs the String Department at Lenawee Christian Schools, and for the past 18 years has held a full-time position in the first violin section of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Tokyo, Sister Magdalena came to the United States to study at Barry College (now University) in Miami, Florida, where she met and later joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She taught music for 37 years at Siena Heights University and has composed parts for the Catholic Mass, hymns, chamber music, and music for the organ and the piano.
All are welcome to this free concert.