Monday, June 29, 2015

Rothko Chapel names ecumenical activist David Leslie as its new executive director

Rothko Chapel photo taken during visit by the Grant Makers in the Arts in October 2014.
TEXAS---Houston's Rothko Chapel has named David Leslie, a native Texan as the new Executive Director. Leslie is returning to Texas from Oregon, where he ran Ecumenical Ministries for the past 17 years. The Rothko Chapel is an independent institution, dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. It is a tranquil meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of American painter, and Russian-Jew Mark Rothko (1903-1970).  The Chapel welcomes over 80,000 visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world.