For the opening of this year’s ORIGIN series, Art House Dallas is delighted to host author, professor, and Tolkien expert, Matthew Dickerson for an evening conversation exploring mortality and vocation through the lens of J.R.R. Tolkien’s short story Leaf by Niggle. With so much money and effort invested in attempting to lengthen the span of human life even to the extreme point of one day possibly eliminating death altogether, it is wise to return to simpler questions that remind us of what it means to be human and what it means to flourish in a created world where all things die. What value then does human creativity and art have in the shadow of death and mortality? And further to the point, what does mortality have to do with art and its appreciation?
Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm CST
Location: All Saints Dallas (in-person). The evening includes wine, beer, and appetizers. Free to attend, suggested donation: $15
Virtual: Livestream tickets are available.