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ICE Conversation Series: Kit Hughes


ICE Conversation Series: Kit Hughes
Wednesday, November 6 at 11 AM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

Meet Kit Hughes, recipient of one the first ICE Project Grants (2003) as an undergraduate at UGA, and now Managing Partner of Look-Listen, a cutting-edge design agency based in Atlanta.

Join Idea Lab, a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement with topics in arts, in this meeting of their new series of informal conversations with students, faculty, and community members. For more information visit

ICE Visiting Artists: Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar and Creative Campus


Performance: Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar Poetry/Music Duo
Monday, November 11 at 6 PM
Dancz Hall, Hodgson School of Music Room 264

ICE Conversation Series: Creative Campus
Tuesday, November 12 at 9:30 AM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

ICE is pleased to host Hank Lazer, Andrew Raffo Dewar, and representatives of Creative Campus, a student-centered arts advocacy organization at the University of Alabama, for two days of performance and conversation about the role of the arts in a research university.

Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar have been exploring the improvisational performance of poetry and jazz, working mostly with texts from Lazer’s handwritten Notebooks project. At times, the performances involve music that supports, illustrates, or reiterates elements of the written and spoken text. At other times, the balance shifts in the direction of the text as a mere suggestion and the music becomes the dominant element of the new composition that results from the interaction of words and music.

Lazer is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at the University of Alabama, where he is Executive Director for Creative Campus and edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. Over the past fifteen years, Lazer has collaborated with various jazz musicians, filmmakers, choreographers, and visual artists in seeking new ways to present poetry. Lazer’s seventeenth book of poetry N18(complete), a handwritten book, is available from Singing Horse Press.

Andrew Raffo Dewar (b.1975 Rosario, Argentina) is a composer, improviser, soprano saxophonist and ethnomusicologist. Since 1995 he has been active in the music communities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, performing his work internationally. Dewar had the good fortune to study with a number of masters of contemporary music, such as Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Bill Dixon, and has also had a long involvement with experimental and traditional Indonesian music. Andrew Raffo Dewar is Assistant Professor in New College and the School of Music at the University of Alabama.


A student-centered arts advocacy organization, Creative Campus is dedicated to building relationships that will serve as a voice for the cultural arts. The interns at Creative Campus—forty-eight students with various majors and personal backgrounds—work with students, faculty, and community members in order to engage the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa with innovative ideas. Over the past few years, projects and events have included a student art publication, an interdisciplinary speaker series, an experimental jazz concert series, a student film festival, and the Druid City Arts Festival. By developing collaborative relationships with a wide range of community partners, interns not only learn how to work as a team but also build skills in ideation, organization, design, collaboration, marketing and media production which cultivates a skill set and sense of professionalism that translates into any field of work.

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.