See the Light

Seminary Hall’s atrium is now bathed in color.

By Thomas Carr

Maxine Beach

“Art speaks to things you can’t fully put into words,” says Brian Schlemmer T’10, referring to the new stained glass windows commissioned by the Class of 2010 in honor of retired Theo School Dean Maxine Beach. Schlemmer tapped artist Susan Gepford, daughter of Dan Gepford T’07, to create the work, whose panels are inspired by Biblical passages that hold special meaning for the school. The left panel, for instance, interprets Amos 5:24, “Let justice roll down like waters.” “This text is central to our work for justice and ecology,” says Heather Murray Elkins, the project’s faculty adviser. “It’s also Maxine’s favorite passage.”

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