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April 18, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Weber Retreat and Conference Center again invites the public to its popular Lunch and Learn Series, held monthly from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Guests should bring their lunch. The schedule for the next four months is as follows:
May 10, 2022, Adrian Center for the Arts. Pi Benio and Lisa Neuman introduce us to the Adrian Center for the Arts: its history, growth, classes, and activities.
June 7, 2022, Eating from the Ground Up. April Amo shares her personal journey into a whole food, plant-based lifestyle and its positive health benefits. She will provide a tasting menu with a variety of foods.
July 12, 2022, The Healing Power of Nature. Kathleen Ancizek, family and holistic medicine physician, describes the benefits of being immersed in nature and gaining a greater sense of connection to Mother Earth.
August 9, 2022, Turning Green! A Campus Sustainability Tour. Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, gives a guided tour of the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse sustainability initiatives, inside and outside.
Lunch and Learn programs are offered in-person for free. Registration is not required, and all are welcome. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 and are required to wear a mask when not eating.
Weber Center is located on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. For information, call Weber Center at 517-266-4000.
April 8, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – As organizations throughout the world are starting to open as the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly fades, a special exhibit that explores life during the pandemic through the artwork of eight Adrian Dominican Sisters, Associates, and friends is opening at INAI: A Space Apart's art gallery.
Art in the Time of COVID opens on Sunday, May 1, 2022, and remains on exhibit through Sunday, August 28, 2022. An artists’ reception is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2022. The public is invited to both the exhibit and the reception.
All guests will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at an outdoor tent before entering the INAI Gallery. Masks and social distancing are required.
The exhibit features the artwork of Sisters Barbara Cervenka, OP, Mary J. Hickey, OP, Aneesah McNamee, OP, Suzanne Schreiber, OP, and Nancyann Turner, OP; Adrian Dominican Associate Judith Engel; and friends Debra Henning and Mame Jackson.
During the early months of the pandemic, Sister Barbara called together this group of friends to respond to the unique time through their art. They gathered monthly on Zoom to share their work and gave expression to their thoughts, feelings, and observations through a variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage, journaling, quilting, graphic arts, photography, and video production. “We wanted to recognize the singularity of [the pandemic], how unusual and how difficult this time is,” Sister Barbara said.
Art in the Time of COVID is dedicated to the memory of 14 Adrian Dominican Sisters who died of COVID-19 in the winter of 2021. Their names will be posted in the exhibit. Visitors are invited to write the names of loved ones whom they lost to the pandemic so that they can be remembered as well.
INAI (in-EYE), a Japanese word meaning within, is a place for quiet reflection and art and is open to the public. The INAI Gallery is adjacent to the north entrance of Weber Retreat and Conference Center on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus. Enter the Eastern-most driveway to the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center.
Gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment by calling 313-608-9181.