The Madness in My Head by artist William "Cody" Goodin '84

All Day Event    Eva G. Farris Art Gallery, Benedictine Library, Thomas More University

Gallery Talk: Sept. 15, 3:30 - 4 p.m.

Opening Reception: Sept 15, 4 - 7 p.m.

Artist Statement: The art-making process has been a developing story since I can remember. My earliest memories are of creating mud pies and twig and leaf sculptures as a tiny tyke, then advancing to simple stitched dolls and stuffed animals under the careful direction of my grandmother. My insatiable curiosity and constantly asking “What if?” fueled my creative impulses. The experience of art school and the aftermath of a traumatic childhood began to give purpose to my art making. As a visually-impaired queer person, I was relentlessly bullied growing up. To add insult to injury, I lost both of my parents at an early age. 
My current art practice is a culmination of years of creating bits and pieces of my own inner world. It was this inner world that became my sanctuary, my healing space. This world ultimately became known as Codyland. I explore the various characters and places in my world through a series of textile collages, illustrations and soft sculpture. I will state that I am not an artist who creates intellectually conceptual work. My creative work is purely heart and imagination driven. 
The incorporation of hand stitching symbolizes the purposeful connections being made between each of the elements. The stitch medium is its own language, which helps me express both connection and memory. The repetitive stitching becomes my meditation and thus begins a new layer of my healing process. My hope is that by sharing my work, the viewer can feel safe enough to allow their inner child out to play, to be curious and to find their own healing space. So I welcome you to the madness in my head. I hope you can stay a spell.



JGB Honors Retreat

All Day Event   



Theology Class Visit

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM   



Bishop Iffert's 1st Anniversary Celebration

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM    Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium and St. Mary's Park, Diocesan Curia







The Madness in My Head by artist William "Cody" Goodin '84

All Day Event    Eva G. Farris Art Gallery, Benedictine Library, Thomas More University

Gallery Talk: Sept. 15, 3:30 - 4 p.m.

Opening Reception: Sept 15, 4 - 7 p.m.

Artist Statement: The art-making process has been a developing story since I can remember. My earliest memories are of creating mud pies and twig and leaf sculptures as a tiny tyke, then advancing to simple stitched dolls and stuffed animals under the careful direction of my grandmother. My insatiable curiosity and constantly asking “What if?” fueled my creative impulses. The experience of art school and the aftermath of a traumatic childhood began to give purpose to my art making. As a visually-impaired queer person, I was relentlessly bullied growing up. To add insult to injury, I lost both of my parents at an early age. 
My current art practice is a culmination of years of creating bits and pieces of my own inner world. It was this inner world that became my sanctuary, my healing space. This world ultimately became known as Codyland. I explore the various characters and places in my world through a series of textile collages, illustrations and soft sculpture. I will state that I am not an artist who creates intellectually conceptual work. My creative work is purely heart and imagination driven. 
The incorporation of hand stitching symbolizes the purposeful connections being made between each of the elements. The stitch medium is its own language, which helps me express both connection and memory. The repetitive stitching becomes my meditation and thus begins a new layer of my healing process. My hope is that by sharing my work, the viewer can feel safe enough to allow their inner child out to play, to be curious and to find their own healing space. So I welcome you to the madness in my head. I hope you can stay a spell.



JGB Honors Retreat

All Day Event   



Yes for Life Celebration and Rally, Kentucky Capitol

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM    Kentucky Capitol, 700 Capital Ave, Frankfort



Returning to the Moon – Lecture and Night Sky Viewing

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM    Thomas More University

Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night as we discuss our nearest celestial neighbor and humanity's current plans to return to the Moon. NASA's Artemis program is hoping to return humans to the Moon by 2025, while private companies and other nations follow close behind. Join us to learn the next steps in human exploration and catch a glimpse of the Moon for yourself at the Observatory.

Talk at 7 p.m., Steigerwald Hall

Night sky viewing at 8 p.m., Observatory

Event is free and open to the public, no reservations required.

For more information, visit thomasmore.edu/observatory







The Madness in My Head by artist William "Cody" Goodin '84

All Day Event    Eva G. Farris Art Gallery, Benedictine Library, Thomas More University

Gallery Talk: Sept. 15, 3:30 - 4 p.m.

Opening Reception: Sept 15, 4 - 7 p.m.

Artist Statement: The art-making process has been a developing story since I can remember. My earliest memories are of creating mud pies and twig and leaf sculptures as a tiny tyke, then advancing to simple stitched dolls and stuffed animals under the careful direction of my grandmother. My insatiable curiosity and constantly asking “What if?” fueled my creative impulses. The experience of art school and the aftermath of a traumatic childhood began to give purpose to my art making. As a visually-impaired queer person, I was relentlessly bullied growing up. To add insult to injury, I lost both of my parents at an early age. 
My current art practice is a culmination of years of creating bits and pieces of my own inner world. It was this inner world that became my sanctuary, my healing space. This world ultimately became known as Codyland. I explore the various characters and places in my world through a series of textile collages, illustrations and soft sculpture. I will state that I am not an artist who creates intellectually conceptual work. My creative work is purely heart and imagination driven. 
The incorporation of hand stitching symbolizes the purposeful connections being made between each of the elements. The stitch medium is its own language, which helps me express both connection and memory. The repetitive stitching becomes my meditation and thus begins a new layer of my healing process. My hope is that by sharing my work, the viewer can feel safe enough to allow their inner child out to play, to be curious and to find their own healing space. So I welcome you to the madness in my head. I hope you can stay a spell.



JGB Honors Retreat

All Day Event   



Mass

08:00 PM - 09:00 PM    Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel