Pfingstag presents “Heavenly Bodies, Earthly Abundance” Oct. 28

Published 10:26 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On Monday, Oct. 28, Ben Pfingstag, teacher at the Polk County Campus of Isothermal Community College and Art Historian, will offer a visual presentation focusing on the Goddess theme associated early on with the earth, sky, heavens and basic issues of fertility, birth nature and regeneration.

The continuing richness of mythological themes over time will be explored. Images from various cultures will be shown and discussed from pre-history to Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Italian Renaissance era.

Dr. Pfingstag received his Masters and Ph.D degrees in Art and History at Binghamton University in N.Y. He has taught studio and art history at several universities, as well as at our local branch of Isothermal Community College.

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This program will be the first part of a two-part presentation.

AAUW, (American Association of University Women), is a nationwide network of university women whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The Tryon Branch of AAUW will meet Monday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

– article submitted by Audrey Ortiz