De-formation of Race: Postcolonial Artifacts
The Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art is excited to announce the Fall 2013 MFA
Exhibition- "De-formation of Race: Postcolonial Artifacts." Featured work by Kathy
Barnes and Claudia Santillan, challenge and disrupt the notion of identity, race,
and power through the investigation of photography and painting.
Reception December 12th 4:30-7:30 PM.
Exhibition will run 12/2/2013 â€“ 01/10/2014.
An installation by Amelia Briggs
Box Gallery presents Veil, an installation by painter Amelia Briggs. Briggs examines
ideas of perception, and the distortion caused by our previous experiences, narratives,
and existing ideologies. She states "I am interested in this cycle of perception as
a betrayal of logic, acting as a veil, and ultimately obstructing our view." Briggs,
who is primarily an oil painter, focuses mainly on the human form as her subject matter.
For this installation, she seems to magically transform one of her paintings into
the third dimension.
Reception Thurs. 12/12 5-7 PM. Exhibition will run 12/2-12/16.
Box Gallery is the student-run gallery at the University of Memphis, and is located
in the Arts and Communication Building, 3715 Central Ave, room 100.
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Art education professionals in Tennessee have selected Dr. Donalyn Heise as the TAEA
Special Needs Art Educator 2014.
Dr. Heise will be honored with this top award at the three-day TAEA Professional Development
Conference in Nashville. There will be an Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 24,
7:00 p.m. The conference is sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The Tennessee Art Education Association is a non-profit organization whose mission
is to advance quality visual arts education through advocacy, leadership, professional
development, and to promote a cohesive professional community.
Dr. Donalyn Heise is Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of Memphis.
Her research focuses on the transformative power of art and its ability to foster
resilience in diverse populations. Recent publications include, Fostering Resilience
Through Art; Overcoming the Odds: Harnessing the power of art to foster resilience;
Differentiation of Instruction in the Artroom, Playing it Safe in the Artroom, Implementing
an Art Program for Children in a Homeless Shelter; and Integrating art, reading, and
technology. She developed the Cups for Cancer project and co-coordinates the University
of Memphis Community Art Academy.
Dr. Heise developed new courses that provide art education majors opportunities to
teach art in a community setting to participants with a variety of needs, such as:
The Ronald McDonald House which supports cancer patients and their families, Martha's
Manor which supports mentally challenged adult women, the Family Exchange Club which
supports victims of domestic violence, and St. Peter's Manor which is a residential
home for senior citizens. She and Dr. Bobick co-coordinate the University of Memphis
Community Art Academy, which has been held at various locations, such as the Charles
Powell Community Center, the Davis Community Center, Lester School, and Willow Oaks
Elementary School. Dr. Heise has been giving free art lessons to the elderly in the
Memphis area. She collaborates with Dr. MacGillivray on an art and literacy program
for mothers in recovery and their children in a homeless shelter. This engaged scholarship
effort involves undergraduates and alumni and addresses issues in the community by
focusing on fostering resilience through art.
She has received multiple grants and has conducted over 100 workshops and presentations
at the state, national and international levels. Topics include Alternative Art Education,
Differentiation of Instruction, Fostering Resilience Through the Arts, and Teaching
Art to Children in Crisis. She has delivered a keynote address at the Maine Art Education
Association Conference titled, Art for Healing. She is dedicated to engaged-scholarship
and often invites undergraduate art education majors to present with her at local,
state and national conferences. Dr. Heise created partnerships that provide undergraduates
opportunities to collaborate with others in the field. Her work has been shared internationally
at the U.S./China Joint Education Conference at Beijing Normal University, in Jamaica
and in Canada.
Dr. Heise is always willing to share her expertise with others and continues to inspire
future generations of leaders. She has made numerous contributions at the local, state,
regional, national and international levels to advocate for quality art education
and art for underserved populations.
Richard Lou presents his Installation "Stories on my Back" in an exhibition titled:
War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art
Click here to view the exhibition video
curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
August 9, 2013 - January 19, 2014
719 S. King Street Seattle, WA 98104. 206-623-5124
Read more about the exhibition - http://www.warbabylovechild.com/exhibition/
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 6-8pm
Richard A. Lou's installation "Stories on my Back" is included in this exhibition
that brings together works by 19 artists, highlighting different approaches to the
identities and experiences of mixed Asian Americans, mixed Pacific Islander Americans
and Asian transracial adoptees. While their biographies are varied and often diverge
from the dominant stereotypes of mixed Asian identities, their lives are shaped by
the specific histories of Asian Pacific-U.S. collisions: narratives of war, economic
and political migration and colonization. As an ethnically ambiguous Asian American
generation comes of age in a world fixated on post-racial politics and moving beyond
issues of identity, War Baby | Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art examines
how artists engage various facets of hybridity in their artwork.
Artists: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie
Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel
Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jenifer
Wofford, Debra Yepa-Pappan.
Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the
Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University. The exhibition opened at the DePaul
Museum of Art at DePaul University, Chicago in April 25 - June 30, 2013 and will be
hosted at Wing Luke Museum in Seattle August 9, 2013 - January 19, 2014.