Catherine Prescott

Portrait painter Catherine Prescott taught at Messiah College for 20 years and in other university programs and institutes. Her work has won awards in national and state shows since 1979, and she received an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2008. She has been featured among other finalists in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D. C., at the Phillips Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the Brauer Museum of Art in Valparaiso, Indiana, and at the Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, among other venues. Prescott is affiliated with the Andreeva Portrait Gallery and Academy in Santa Fe and her work has been published in Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, and American Arts Quarterly. Catherine Prescott is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


On Books and Reading

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In this Anthology, Ken Myers talks with poet and former National Endowment for the Arts chairman Dana Gioia about the decline in reading among Americans of all ages and education. Also discussing the benefits of reading and the tragedy of its decline are literary critic Sven Birkerts, painter Makoto Fujimura, columnist Maggie Jackson, pastor-theologian Eugene Peterson, preacher and media ecologist Gregory Edward Reynolds, and portrait painter Catherine Prescott. 73 minutes. $6.


Volume 90

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Guests on Volume 90: J. Mark Bertrand, on how the language of "worldviews" can mean something richer than it often does; Michael P. Schutt, on how the day-to-day practice of Christian lawyers can reflect a Christian view of the nature of law; Michael Ward, on how C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia were shaped by medieval cosmological beliefs about the seven planets; Dana Gioia, on the disturbing trends in the reading (non)habits of Americans; Makoto Fujimura, on reading, painting, and attending to the world; Gregory Edward Reynolds, on lessons about reading from the study of media ecology; Catherine Prescott, on why portrait painters often depict their subjects with books in their hands; and Eugene Peterson, on the place of reading in the spiritual lives of Christians.