Around the State: HPU art exhibit

Chandler Condra, a senior from Fredericksburg, views part of Howard Payne University’s “Above and Below I-10: Cross Country 2015” national art exhibition. (Photo by Emily Peisker/HPU)

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Howard Payne University is hosting “Above and Below I-10: Cross Country 2015,” a national art exhibition that will run through March 27. The exhibition is held at the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery in the Doakie Day Art Center. Fifty-two works by 31 artists around the country were selected for the exhibition. Visitors can view the art Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is closed March 9-13.

Baylor University will host a global religious freedom summit March 19 at 2 p.m. bob fu91Bob FuA panel—made up Ken Starr, Baylor president and chancellor; Frank Wolf, a former U.S. congressman and the university’s Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom; and Pastor Bob Fu, president and founder of The China Aid Association—will discuss the current situation of those facing religious persecution around the world and the importance of engaging the issue. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Children at Heart Ministries will host its annual A Day at Miracle Farm in Brenham April 4. There will be a petting zoo, wagon rides and horseback rides for children and campus tours and free ice cream for everyone. A live auction of crafts made by the boys of Miracle Farm and a barbecue also will be held. Barbecue tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event. To purchase advance tickets, click here

Christian music artist David Crowder will bring his Crowder Neon Steeple Tour to Baylor University April 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, click here.

Wayland Baptist University students combined World wayland end slavery425Wayland Baptist University students Anthony Minjares (from left) a junior from Hobbs, N.M.; Savanna Ludecke, a freshman from Frisco; and Nicole Adams, a senior from Amarillo, display the red X of the End It Movement to raise awareness of human trafficking. Baptist Student Ministries and these students are leading an effort to combine the 30-Hour Famine with the End It Movement to raise awareness and money to benefit victims of human trafficking.Vision’s 30-Hour Famine with End It Movement’s Shine a Light on Slavery Day to raise awareness of both sex slavery/trafficking and child hunger. In addition to participating in the fast, students supporting an end to human trafficking were asked to put a red X on their hands, the symbol of the End It Movement. A chapel service focused on slavery, and students, faculty and staff prayed for the issues in a prayer tent set up on campus. Organizations and individuals also made financial donations.


Eric Black, fifth, as pastor of First Baptist Church in Covington, Feb. 1. 


First Baptist Church, Rising Star; March 8-11; evangelist and artist, Cory Devivo; pastor, Bill Gleason.

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