The Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center

J Denny Beaver

Bluffton University mascot J. Denny Beaver joined Louise Matthews, director of The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center, for an April 10 workshop with Bluffton second graders called "Stay in Check with Tech!"

The event encouraged students to consider the use of technology and how it impacts friendship and personal interactions. Part of Civic Engagement Day on campus, the workshop in Burcky Gym was among roughly 30 presentations by faculty, staff and students in keeping with the university's 2012-13 civic engagement theme, "Virtual Living: Technology's Impact on Culture and Learning."

Hosting the event for second graders with Matthews was Diane Neal, an assistant professor of education. Sixteen early childhood education majors in Neal's Developmental Curriculum class led small-group activities during the workshop as part of their course work.

Through all appropriate means, but especially through arts and literature,
The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University promotes
the study of peace and justice,
cultural understanding
and nonviolent responses to conflict
with an emphasis on these themes for children.
Area teachers, Bluffton's teacher education students, parents and others use the center as a resource. Along with children's literature, The Lion and Lamb provides teacher resources, movies and music focused on themes of peace, and a visual art collection including children's book illustrations, fine art, sculptures and children's artwork.

The Lion and Lamb is generally open Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri. 9 a.m.-noon
Feel free to contact me at 419-358-3207 or to arrange another time.

Director: A. Louise Matthews
Student assistant: Bethanie Wedel

Books and More!

Books and More! video series

This video series highlights a few of the many children's books available and offers suggestions for follow-up conversations and activities.

Visual arts

Visual arts video series

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center features interactive art pieces that inspire conversation about peace and conflict resolution. >>> video series


Children's program

Programs promoting peace are available for groups of all ages. >>>more about programming