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MOCRA in the Media - 2013

Jordan Eagles exhibition logo
BLOOD / SPIRIT "raises questions of spirit"
Kellie Kotraba, editor and community manager of Columbia (MO) Faith & Values (a community religion news project funded through the Lilly Endowment) visited MOCRA to see Jordan Eagles' work in person. She relates her experiences and impressions in an article published online on June 13, 2013.
     Read the article here.
St. Louis Magazine interviews Jordan Eagles and concludes, "See it before it closes."
In an extensive interview published in the St. Louis Magazine Look/Listen blog on May 17, 2013, artist Jordan Eagles talks with editor Stefene Russell about how he came to work with blood, the challenges and unique opportunities his medium presents, and the deeper philosophical and spiritual concerns he explores in his work. Russell praises the exhibition at MOCRA, saying, it is "worth skipping a lunch hour for."
     Read the interview here.
Jordan Eagles interviewed for CBC Radio about the limits of artistic expression
Artist Jordan Eagles appeared on the CBC Radio program "The Current" on May 10, 2013, discussing an incident at the Alberta College of Art and Design in which a student slaughtered a live chicken as part of a performance piece. Eagles, along with art critic Blake Gopnik and artist Joe Zammit-Lucia, pondered the limits of artistic expression and academic freedom.
     Listen to the interview here.
SLU's University News reports on Campos-Pons lecture
An article by Tim Wilhelm in the March 21, 2013, edition of The University News (the "student voice of Saint Louis University"), reports on a March 2, 2013, lecture on the Saint Louis University campus by Cuban-American artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.
     Read the article here.
Riverfront Times reviews BLOOD / SPIRIT: an "ideally realized" installation
An review of MOCRA's exhibition Jordan Eagles: BLOOD / SPIRIT appeared March 14, 2013, on the Riverfront Times website. Critic Jessica Baran observes that the works "embody an eerily deep luminescence" and does much to re-imagine MOCRA as an exhibition environment - encouraging new ways of seeing the space, both conceptually and physically."
     Read the review here. Follow the link for "In the Galleries - Jordan Eagles: Blood/Spirit at MOCRA."
MOCRA Director appears on KDHX's "Arts Interview"
MOCRA Director Terrence E. Dempsey, SJ, spoke with host Nancy Kranzberg for an episode of "Arts Interview" that aired on KDHX-88.1 FM on February 11, 2013. In the interview he discusses the exhibition Jordan Eagles: BLOOD / SPIRIT, an upcoming lecture by artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, and the special niche MOCRA occupies in the museum ecosystem.
     Listen to the interview here.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch gives prominent coverage to BLOOD / SPIRIT
An article about MOCRA's exhibition Jordan Eagles: BLOOD / SPIRIT appeared on the front page of the Sunday "A&E" section in the January 27, 2013, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Penned by classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller (who leads the article with a perfectly apt lyric from the Puccini opera Turandot), the article includes extensive quotes from artist Jordan Eagles about his artistic processes and the philosophical and spiritual implications of his work.
     Read the article here.
SLU's University News profiles BLOOD / SPIRIT
An article by Katherine Kelliher in the January 24, 2013, edition of The University News (the "student voice of Saint Louis University"), takes a look at MOCRA's exhibition of work by Jordan Eagles. The piece includes quotes from MOCRA Director Terrence E. Dempsey, SJ, MOCRA Assistant Director David Brinker, and artist Jordan Eagles.
     Read the article here.
Look/Listen blog recommends BLOOD / SPIRIT opening
Noting that "the philosophical undercurrent of the work is challenging and electrifying," the St. Louis Magazine Look/Listen cultural blog highlighted the opening reception of Jordan Eagles: BLOOD / SPIRIT as a must-go for the weekend of January 18-20, 2013.
     Read the article here.
BLOOD / SPIRIT opening highlighted in Riverfront Times
The Riverfront Times named the opening reception of Jordan Eagles: BLOOD / SPIRIT at MOCRA as its top "Night + Day" pick for Sunday, January 20, 2013. The piece notes "the mysterious power blood holds over our imaginations."
     Read the spotlight here.
The Huffington Post previews BLOOD / SPIRIT
In a January 10, 2013, article on the Huffington Post, author Katherine Brooks previews Jordan Eagles' upcoming exhibition at MOCRA, plus another upcoming exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
     Read the article here.

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Thresholds - Part One exhibition logo
Riverfront Times names MOCRA "Best Museum"
MOCRA has been honored as "Best Museum" in the Riverfront Times 2013 "Best of St. Louis," published in the September 26 - October 2, 2013, edition. The St. Louis weekly publication notes that MOCRA "consistently has organized some of the most nuanced and revelatory exhibitions in St. Louis since opening ... Overseen by Father Terrence Dempsey, the curatorial vision for this space is unfailingly daring and experimental ... the work on view in this space always succeeds in challenging one's assumptions about spirituality and faith, and reasserts the relevance of such content."essica Baran observes that the works "embody an eerily deep luminescence" and does much to re-imagine MOCRA as an exhibition environment - encouraging new ways of seeing the space, both conceptually and physically."
     Read the full "Best Museum" listing here.
St. Louis Beacon shines a light on Thresholds
Nancy Fowler interviews MOCRA Director Terrence Dempsey, S.J., in an October 22, 2013 article in the online publication St. Louis Beacon. Dempsey shares the stories behind a number of the works on display in MOCRA's exhibition Thresholds: Part One.
     Read the article here.
SLU's University News profiles Thresholds
An article by Emily Drenovsky in the October 24, 2013, edition of The University News (the "student voice of Saint Louis University"), takes a look at Part One of MOCRA's twentieth-anniversary exhibition. The piece includes quotes from MOCRA Director Terrence E. Dempsey, SJ, with a focus on the role MOCRA plays in a SLU student's education.
     Read the article here.

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