Departmental 2020-21 Visiting Artist/Scholar Series schedule coming soon
- January 27-February 22, 2020 – Exhibition and visiting artist: Zora J Murff, photographer whose work is known to deal with the complex intersections of race
and American society, teamed up with Rana Young, on an exhibition with the theme of
family in “Take It From Here” at the Brick City Gallery.
- March 30-April 2 – Exhibition and community project (Cancelled): Marie Watt, is an American artist whose work draws from history, biography, protofeminism, and
Indigenous principles, and addresses the interaction of the arc of history with the
intimacy of memory.
Visiting Artists for ART 798: Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar, Fall semester, 2020
Barber uses interdisciplinary art practices to articulate various testimonies within and
surrounding Black America. He graduated Cum Laude with an MFA from the University
of Iowa. Recent awards include 2020 Biennial Artist Research fellowship at Sam Fox
Island Press, Washington University, St. Louis, and New American Paintings. He was
nominated for Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors award and recipient
of the Alonzo Davis Award from Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Barber was a fellow
at the Union for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), and is a member of Propelled Animals,
;a performance group of artists, dancers, scholars, musicians, and designers who embed
innovative and provocative art in unconventional spaces. Barber's exhibitions include
the Museum of Science (Chicago, IL), public artwork on Atlanta BeltLine (Atlanta,
GA), Rialto Theatre (Atlanta, GA), Lexington Theatre (Kentucky), Mason Murer Gallery
(Atlanta, GA), Gallery 4731 (Detroit, MI), Levitt Gallery, (Iowa City, IA), and Ignition
Project Space (Chicago, IL).
Angela Zonunpari is an arts writer based in Sioux Falls, SD. She moved to the United States from India
in 2013 to get a masters in arts journalism from Syracuse University, NY. Over the
years, she's written about visual arts, music, dance, opera, theatre, and comedy.
Zonunpari worked with multiple arts and community organizations while living in New
York, including Rubin Museum of Art, Artnet News, BRIC Arts | Media, and Bonhams Auctioneers.
She now spends her time at Fresh Produce, an advertising agency in downtown Sioux
Falls with a unique creative approach. The agency houses Ipso Gallery, an art space
that promotes ideas and creative thinking, while curating distinct art experiences
for the community. Zonunpari plays a significant role in supporting the curator and
gallery director of Ipso, in community outreach, media relations, and more recently,
curation. She currently produces No Business Magazine, which responds to a world driven by immediacy with content that encourages readers
to slow down while exploring the stories of artists and art-making.
Visiting Scholars for ART 460: Critical Studies in Art Education, Fall semester, 2020
Zoom meetings are at 2:00-4:30 CST. Contact Dr Steve Willis for registration information
September 15: Teresa Torres de Eça, Ph.D. (Portugal) works as art teacher in Alves Martins Secondary School (Portugal) and
as a researcher-collaborator with the Research Center in Arts and Communication /Open
University of Lisbon (CIAC) and the University of Algarve, Portugal. She is the past
President of the International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA), and President
of the Portuguese Visual Communication teachers (APECV). Her research interests focus
on participatory research, social engaged arts, transcultural educational projects,
and art education activism. She edited the Portuguese visual arts education journal
Imaginar (2000 – 2011), and served as the assistant editor of the International Journal of Education Through Art (2008- 2014). Currently, she co-edits the InSEA e-magazine IMAG and the arts education research journal Invisibilidades. She organized several E- books and written articles about art education. As a plastic
artist, she has produced several exhibitions and conducts activist art in education
September 22: Mousumi De, Ph.D. (India/USA) is an Assistant Professor the University of the Redlands. Her research
and practice involve using visual arts, media, and new media for peace and social
justice education, global citizenship education, education for sustainable development,
peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and social development of minority and marginalized
communities. Other research interests include arts-integrated learning, art-based
social and emotional learning, indigenous and multicultural art, intangible cultural
heritage, peace media, and community media.
September 29: Hazel L. Bradshaw-Beaumont Young, Ph.D. (Jamaica) is a Professor at Delaware State University and serves as the coordinator
of the Art Education program and the Assessment Fellow for the Department of Art.
She earned a Ph.D. in Art Education from The Ohio State University, an MS in Art Education
with a concentration in Art Therapy from Buffalo State University, and a BA in Art
Education, Textile Printing, and Weaving from the Edna Manley College of the Visual
and Performing Arts in Jamaica, West Indies. Dr. Young currently serves as the chair
of NAEA's Committee on Multiethnic Concerns (COMC). As a native of Jamaica, she served
for twenty-two years as faculty at The University of the West Indies, Shortwood Teachers’
College, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and Wolmer’s Girls
High School. At Shortwood, she served in many administrative positions, such as department
chair, consultant with the Joint Board of Teacher Education at the University of the
West Indies and the Ministry of Education in the areas of Special Education and Educational
Research, the Caribbean Examinations Council, and the United Nations Educational Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
October 13: Ryan Shin, Ph.D. (South Korea/USA) is Associate Professor in the School of Art at the University of
Arizona, former Co-Editor of the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Editor of Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement (IGI-Global), and Co-Editor of Pedagogical Globalization: Traditions, Contemporary Art, and Popular Culture of Korea (InSEA publication). He is the president of the United States Society for Education
through Art (USSEA), the recipient of the USSEA Ziegfeld Service Award (2013), and
the Pacific Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year (2010). His research
interests include global visual culture, critical discourse on minority visual culture,
global civic learning and engagement, and new media and technologies in art education.
His articles have appeared in Studies in Art Education, Art Education, Visual Arts
Research, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, and International Journal
of Education through Art.
October 20: Allan Richards, Ph.D., a native of Jamaica, completed post graduate degrees in Mexico and the United States.
He taught K-12, undergraduate and graduate students in art, mathematics, biology,
and agricultural science before joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky
in Lexington. Richards has lived, worked, studied, completed research, taught, and
visited more than 22 countries, which continues to influence his research and teaching
in Art Education. Funded by a grant from the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University
of Kentucky, Richards and his colleagues’ research focuses on improving the quality
of life for persons with dementia and their caregivers through learning in the visual
arts. His research has also focused on addressing issues of individuals who are deprived
of social, political, and economic equality and justice. To build global consciousness
and engender a more sustainable international community of fairness, justice, and
peace, Allan Richards believes art education is fundamental and a powerful vehicle
that engages students to foster and sustain human rights. Dr. Richards served as Assistant
Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University, Associate Dean of the
Graduate School and Chair of the President’s Commission on Diversity both at the University
of Kentucky. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee for Praxis II Art Education,
Past President and currently Vice President of the United States Society for Education
through Art (USSEA), North America World Councilor for the International Society for
Education through Art (InSEA), and Program Chair and Graduate Advisor for Art Education
at the University of Kentucky.
October 27: Carlee Bradbury, Ph.D. (USA) As the daughter of a book collector, she has always been fascinated with what
people find precious and how they collect or archive these objects. Her research focuses
on medieval art and culture, which allows her to investigate topics like historical
collections or hoards of objects. She teaches art history as an Associate Professor
at Radford University and frequently uses creative projects to help her students engage
with the past.
Courtney Weida, Ph.D. (USA) Before starting elementary school, she remembers being obsessed with the idea
of treasure. She loved tales of pirates and jewels and relished movies that included
secret compartments and magical amulets. She also used to dig in her backyard, scour
the basement, and sift through her mother’s jewelry in hopes to find some ancient,
forgotten, secret objects. Treasure, with its preciousness and stories, is interesting
to children with good reason. Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Art Education
at the College of Education & Health Sciences at Adelphi University, she treasures
the works of her students and her daughter, while as an artist, seeking and collecting
continue to resonate.
November 10: Angela Saldanha, Ph.D. (Portugal) Ângela Saldanha has postdoctoral degrees in Digital Media Art at the Open
University, Lisbon with Travelling, Between Travels. She holds a Ph.D. in Arts Education from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University
of Porto. She is a Master in Visual Arts and a Degree in Design from the University
of Aveiro. She has several academic backgrounds in the area of multimedia, ceramics
and contemporary artistic production. As an artist she exhibits her works constantly,
nationally and internationally, producing works of an activist nature, of community
involvement, and of critical reflection on society. She works as a volunteer in several
primary and secondary schools in the country with special educational needs in the
development of artistic pedagogical tools for a diversified, contextualized, and sustainable
education. She is vice-president of the Association of Teachers of Expression and
Visual Communication (APECV) and a member of the European Council of the International
Society for Education through Art (InSEA). She actively participates in national and
international projects and events on Contemporary Art and Education, being a jury
member of several contests of Artistic Expression and Election of the Creative Professor.