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Lecture: Engaging New Audiences











Lecture: Engaging New Audiences
Wednesday, April 17 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

Julia Forbes is the Shannon Landing Amos Head of Museum Interpretation and Digital Engagement at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, where she develops exhibitions and participates in the creation of interactive spaces for families in a wide range of museum settings. In 2011 Forbes led the team that developed the High’s award-winning smartphone app “ArtClix.” Forbes previously held education positions at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington National Cathedral, the Walters Art Museum, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She served as the Eastern Region Director in the Education Division of the National Art Education Association, and was honored as the Eastern Museum Educator of the Year for 1998. She has degrees in Art History and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree from the George Washington University in Art History/Museum Training.

Sponsored by the National Art Education Association Student Chapter at UGA and Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA.

ICE Conversation Series: Steven Tepper






Steven Tepper talks about cultural policy and the creative campus movement as part of the ICE Conversation series. Podcast and transcript are here:

Feedback: Liz Lerman and John Borstel






The ICE podcast series continues with a conversation about the Critical Response Process with Liz Lerman and John Borstel. Podcast and transcript are here:

ICE Visiting Scholar: Steven Tepper

Steven Tepper Podcast and Lecture Video Now Available

Steven Tepper talks about cultural policy and the creative campus movement as part of the ICE Conversation series. Podcast and transcription are available at

A DVD of Steven Tepper’s lecture, “Creative Work and the Work of Creativity: How Colleges and Universities Can Prepare Graduates to Reinvent Our World,” from January is now available for use by UGA faculty and students. For more information please contact

Steven Tepper
Creative Work and the Work of Creativity: How Colleges and Universities Can Prepare Graduates to Reinvent Our World
Tuesday, January 22 at 4 PM
Georgia Museum of Art
M. Smith Griffith Auditorium

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is pleased to host Steven Tepper, a leader in the field of cultural policy and research on the impact of the arts on everyday life, for a public lecture supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Georgia Museum of Art.

Steven Tepper is the Associate Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. At the Curb Center, Tepper works to develop national policy reports and to create research tools that examine and measure the effectiveness of support models for the arts. He currently serves as the principal investigator of “Artful Living: Examining the Relationship Between Artistic Practice, Subjective Wellbeing and Materialism Across Three National Surveys,” supported by a research grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tepper’s most recent publication is a book entitled Not Here, Not Now, Not That! Protest Over Art and Media in America. He was the co-editor, with Bill Ivey, of Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation of America’s Cultural Life. His articles appear in numerous publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Review of Policy Research, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, and the Journal of Cultural Economics.

Tepper earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, where he later served as Deputy Director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.

Liz Lerman Residency

Liz Lerman Podcast and Lecture Video Available

Liz Lerman and John Borstel talk about Critical Response Process as part of the ICE Conversation series about peer review across disciplines. Podcast and transcription are available at

A DVD of Liz Lerman’s lecture, “Hiking the Horizontal: Making Rules, Breaking Rules,” is now available for classroom use by UGA faculty and students. For more information please contact

Liz Lerman Residency
October 29 – November 2, 2012

Lecture: “Hiking the Horizontal: Making Rules, Breaking Rules”
Thursday, November 1 at 4 PM
Miller Learning Center Room 248

ICE is pleased to host Liz Lerman for a weeklong residency at UGA, sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Department of Dance, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, Lamar Dodd School of Art, and Hodgson School of Music. The program is also supported in part by the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors.

Liz Lerman is a visionary choreographer, performer, educator, and writer best known for organizing highly collaborative works that cut across traditional disciplines and communities. She has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship and a United States Artists Ford Fellowship. Her work has been commissioned by the Lincoln Center, American Dance Festival, Harvard Law School, and the Kennedy Center among many others. Her recent work, The Matter of Origins, examines the question of beginnings through dance, media, and innovative formats for conversation supported by the National Science Foundation.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Milwaukee, Lerman attended Bennington College and Brandeis University, received her BA in dance from the University of Maryland, and an MA in dance from George Washington University. In 1976 she founded Dance Exchange, based in the Washington DC area and now regarded as one the most innovative and creatively expansive dance companies in the world. She is the author of many articles and books including “Teaching Dance to Senior Adults” (1983), “Critical Response Process” (2003) and “Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer” (2011).

Liz Lerman’s five-day residency will feature both her mastery as a choreographer and her extraordinary ability to galvanize and inspire dialogue among multiple voices – artistic, scientific, and scholarly – in all their varied perspectives. Her visit will include workshops, a public lecture, master classes in the Department of Dance, and training in the Critical Response Process, a critical feedback methodology that evolved over the past twenty years through workshops and a book that has been adopted by many artmakers, educators, and administrators.

Lerman will be joined by John Borstel, a visual artist, writer, arts administrator, and Senior Advisor for Dance Exchange. Borstel is the co-author of “Critical Response Process,” and has travelled widely to teach and facilitate this unique feedback system, which emphasizes the values of dialogue and active involvement by the artist.

For more information about Liz Lerman, please visit

Beg, Borrow and Steal: Poetics of the World Wide Web

Beg, Borrow and Steal: Poetics of the World Wide Web
Tuesday, April 17 at 7 PM
Cine, Downtown Athens

The symposium panelists are authors David Shields, Kenneth Goldsmith and Laura Mullen. As part of the English department’s Helen Spencer Lanier Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public. Other sponsors include the Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the President’s Venture Fund.

Goldsmith is a poet and conceptual artist. He has served as a fellow of poetics and poetic practice at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing and also is a host for WFMU radio in Hoboken, N.J. His work includes Fidget, a chronicle of every movement of his body over a 13-hour period on June 16, 1997, which serves as homage to the work of Irish writer James Joyce, specifically to Joyce’s Ulysses. According to Publishers Weekly, it is an “important book from Goldsmith, pointing the way to a rapprochement between poetry and conceptual and performance art-avant-gardists and art lovers of all stripes will want to experience its near-hypnotic pleasures.”

Shields is the author of 12 books, including Jeff, One Lonely Guy, which will be released in 2012 and was co-written with Jeff Ragsdale and Michael Logan; Reality Hunger: A Manifesto; The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, a New York Times bestseller; Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

Mullen’s work has been widely anthologized and is included in American Hybrid and I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. Mullen’s recent prose appears in Civil Disobediences: Poetics & Politics in Action and is published in Ploughshares and The Fairytale Review. Her most-recent work appears in Action Yes!, Cerise Press, Ghost Town, the Denver Quarterly, Viz Arts, OR and New American Writing. Mullen is the special interest delegate in creative writing for the Modern Language Association for 2012-2014 and is a contributing editor for online poetry site The Volta. Mullen is on the master of fine arts faculty at Louisiana State University.