Field Notes

What we do at Regent extends beyond our walls. We asked a few artists connected to Regent why they create and how their art connects them to the world and to God.

CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 26, Number 1, Winter 2014 / Field Notes
Laura Rosengren. Photo by Duncan Ris

The Artful Life

Many people have childhood dreams of acting, painting, writing, singing, or dancing. Somewhere along the way, these dreams either die or are put away. What does an artistic life even look like? To go back further, what is art? Who is an artist? How do we create? This documentary explores with three Regent artists the way that the call of art and faith coincide, the nature of creative process, and both the glamour and struggle of creative work.   More…

Robert Mulligan

(DipCS '78)

Robert Mulligan is an architect with an MBA and professional membership in the Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Architects (RAIA, NZIA). Robert regularly commutes from his home in Dunedin, New Zealand to Port-Vila, Vanuatu, where he has been working since 2002. God has faithfully grown his consultancy business that helps support missions and development aid projects to serve the practical needs of indigenous people in this Melanesian Christian nation.   More…

Susanna Childress

(Regent Student '05)

Susanna Childress grew up both in the Philippines and along the United States’ Ohio River, in a region known as Kentuckiana. She began writing short stories and poetry at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she received a BA in Writing and Literature, and continued to graduate school in Texas and Florida, earning her Master’s and PhD, respectively, in Creative Writing. In 2005, she published her first book of poetry.   More…

Brett David Potter

(MCS '09)

Brett David Potter is a video artist, musician, and writer based in Toronto. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Toronto School of Theology exploring beauty, truth, imagination and wonder from a theological perspective. He completed a BFA in Film and Video Production from York University with a concentration in experimental/alternative cinema, and graduated with an MCS in Christianity and the Arts from Regent in 2009.   More…

Celeste Snowber

(Former Regent Summer Lecturer)

Celeste Snowber, PhD, is a dancer, writer, poet, and educator who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University outside Vancouver, BC. She taught a summer course at Regent in the 1990s on Dance as Embodied Prayer and has written numerous essays and poetry on the arts and embodiment. She is the author of Embodied Prayer and co-author of Landscapes in Aesthetic Education.   More…