Reading Room: Artist as Leader Conversations

Reading Room: Artist as Leader Conversations
www.uncsa.edu/kenan/artist-as-leader/

Through a series of interviews, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts invites artists with diverse careers and experiences to reflect on how the creative process has helped them develop attributes of leadership such as vision, empathy, authenticity, persistence, patience, as well as the ability to listen deeply and to empower others.

UGA Creative Teaching Award

Moon Jung Jang and David T Gay win UGA Creative Teaching Award

Congratulations to Moon Jung Jang (Art) and David T Gay (Math), recipients of a UGA Creative Teaching Award for their innovative work in design and mathematics! For more about the awards visit: ovpi.uga.edu/for-faculty/creative-teaching-awards/

Jang and Gay began their collaboration with the support of Ideas for Creative Exploration, producing a workshop called “Unsolved: Math+Design” and a Math Outreach Design Lab and exhibition. Jang shared that the workshop and course are “two of the happiest and the most rewarding moments in my teaching career.” Gay reflected on “the essential role played by Ideas for Creative Exploration” in “bringing people together to find unexpected and amazing connections.”

Links:

ideasforcreativeexploration.com/unsolved-math-design-workshop-48/

ideasforcreativeexploration.com/exhibition-unsolved-mathdesign/

ideasforcreativeexploration.com/exhibition-unsolved-mathdesign/

www.math.uga.edu/news/stories/2020/math-department-faculty-member-wins-creative-teaching-award

Image by Moon Jung Jang and David T Gay

Earth Day 2020 (Art) Challenge

Earth Day 2020 (Art) Challenge
sustainability.uga.edu/earthday-art-challenge-exhibit/

Earth Day 2020 (Art) Challenge
Deadline: midnight on Sunday April 19
sustainability.uga.edu/earth-day-art/

April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

UGA Office of Sustainability invites you to share through art how you are connecting with and appreciating the earth, people, or other living creatures during this time of uncertainty, and how this can inspire an even better future.

Any form of expression is accepted; music, dance, poetry, essay, video, other forms of visual art, etc. in three categories:

Appreciation: convey a sense of personal connection with and appreciation for the earth, people, or other living creatures.

Awareness: illuminate a current issue affecting the health and wellbeing of the earth, people, or other living creatures.

Action: conduct or inspire meaningful action to protect the earth, people, or other living creatures.

Any member of the UGA or Athens area community is eligible to submit up to three art works. Entries must be able to be experienced online and in social media. Publication and prizes awarded to selected works from each category, including memberships to Bulldog Bike Share, Collective Harvest, and Awesome Possum Curbside Compost!

Works must be completed while following appropriate social and physical distancing in adherence to advice and requirements of both the University System of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control.

Co-sponsors: Athens Area Arts Council, Flagpole Magazine, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, Georgia Museum of Art, Ideas for Creative Exploration, Odum School of Ecology, Sustainability Certificate Program, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Shelter Projects

Athens, GA Shelter Projects: Micro-Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

willson.uga.edu/willson-center-announces-shelter-projects-micro-fellowships-in-the-arts-and-humanities/

The Willson Center invites proposals for Shelter Projects, a micro-fellowship program to support graduate students and community-based artists and practitioners in the creation of shareable reflections on their experience of the current pandemic through the arts and humanities.

The Shelter Projects program is a partnership of the Graduate School, the UGA Arts Council, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Flagpole magazine, and the Willson Center through the Office of Research. Applications will be open on a rolling basis, with $500 micro-fellowships offered as funding allows.

The projects must be carried out individually, in self-isolation and adhering to the advice and requirements of both the University System of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control.

Reading Room: Ten 2020 Trends that Will Impact the Arts

Reading Room: Ten 2020 Trends that Will Impact the Arts

Americans for the Arts staff put our heads together to come up with 10 big trends that we think are worth paying attention to this year. Some of them you’ll surely already know about — it is an election year, after all! But others may surprise you.

Source: Americans for the Arts
Link:
www.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/TenTrendstoWatchin2020.pdf

Idea Lab Conversation: The Under Presents

Idea Lab Conversation: The Under Presents
Friday, February 28 from 10-Noon
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

www.facebook.com/events/186541979324728/

Explore the intersection of live cabaret, drag, puppetry, motion capture, time travel, and virtual reality! “The Under Presents” is a collaboration between Oculus, Piehole (experimental theatre company) and TenderClaws (immersive storytelling collective). Participants will get a chance to try on the Oculus headgear and experience this ambitious undertaking of immersive performance art as a virtual reality experience.

www.pieholed.com
tenderclaws.com/theunderpresents
www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/1917371471713228/?locale=en_US