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The Acton Institute announces busy slate of events

Since moving into its new downtown building, The Acton Institute has developed a braod community engagement program offering culture, public affairs, and arts.

/The Acton Institute

Since moving into its new downtown building last year, the Acton Institute has developed a broad community enrichment program for local residents - with a little bit of something for everyone. The focal point for the diverse public offerings on culture, public affairs, and arts is the 200-seat auditorium at Acton, located at 98 E. Fulton St. The auditorium - along with an expanded library - is a centerpiece of the new headquarters for Acton, which ranks among the top research organizations in the world.

During the recently conuded ArtPrize 2014, Acton served as a venue for renowned artist, writer, and speaker Makoto Fujimura who exhibited a wall-sized canvas titled, "Walking on Water." This painting is done in the ancient Japanese fine art tradition of Nihonga. Along with this display, and other ArtPrize exhibits, Acton hosted an evening event where Fujimura led listeners through his journey toward the integration of his art with his faith, and a meditation on Japan's Tsunami and theFukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Other notable arts events at Acton include the recent "Evening with C.K. Chesterton," featuring Chuck Chalberg, a Nov. 20 film sreening of "Rockin' the Wall," a story of rock and roll's part in bringing down the Berlin Wall and smashing the Iron Curtain, and an April 9 lecture by author Os Guiness on his book Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times.

For more information on Acton events, visit: www.acton.org/index/events

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