Events, Spring 2018

New York Six: Art Studio Practice and Pedagogy

  • “From Practice to Responsibility: The Pedagogical Odyssey of an Art + Design Educator,” lecture by James Haywood Rolling, Jr., dual professor of art education and teaching and leadership at Syracuse University
    Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Griffiths 123

    Dr. Rolling is a past member of the board of directors of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), serving as higher education division director from 2011-2013. Dr. Rolling is the 2014 recipient of the National Higher Education Art Educator Award for outstanding service and achievement of national significance and has just completed a three-year term as senior editor of Art Education, the bi-monthly journal of the NAEA.

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    James Haywood Rolling, Jr.

    He is the founder of the 4A Arts & Creative Literacies Academy, a college-community partnership between Syracuse University Art Education and Dr. Edwin E. Weeks Elementary School. 4A Academy features a cross-disciplinary STEAM education instructional format exploring the arts and sciences and serving over 800 students in grades K-5 daily.

    Dr. Rolling has been a commissioner-at-large on NAEA's research commission since 2014. He is also the author of Swarm Intelligence: What Nature Teaches Us About Shaping Creative Leadership, a surprising look at the social origins of creativity, and the Arts-Based Research Primer, both published in 2013.

    Dr. Rolling earned his MFA in studio arts research at Syracuse University, and his BFA at the Cooper Union School of Art. Looking back over the arc of his career from elementary school art teacher to teacher/educator, Rolling cites his work teaching 3D design and sculpture over two consecutive years to high school students enrolled in Cooper Union’s Saturday Art Program as the genesis for his understanding that an art + design education is necessary in the present age and provides the catalyst for diverse and creative identities exploding into existence.

Recoil: Solo Exhibition by Sarah Knobel

  • Gallery discussion with the artist, reception to follow
    Monday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the gallery

Sarah Knobel is a photographer and video artist whose work has been exhibited across the United States in Kansas City, Miami, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, DC, as well as in Belgium, Germany,and Greece. Knobel holds an MFA in photography from the Design Architecture Art and Planning Program at the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in studio art from Texas State University.  She is currently an assistant professor of art at St. Lawrence University.

Attraction/Repulsion: Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Curated by Josie Emmanuele '18

  • Gallery discussion with the curator, Monday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m.

Josie Emmanuele is currently a senior at St. Lawrence University, majoring in Biology on the Pre-Health track and minoring in Art & Art History.  Growing up in a rural area in central New York, she was inspired by and readily enjoyed eerie, unsettling things that made her and others jump, including books at the time such as Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and today’s horror films/books such as Stephen King’s IT.  As a Biology teaching assistant, she also works in the science writing center.  Josie is a member of the Art & Art History Honorary Society, the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Chi Omega, and the SLU women’s rugby team; she is also the former president/vice president of the Pre-Health Club on campus.

Beauty and Resistance
Art & Art History SYE Exhibition

  • Opening reception
    Friday, April 27 at 5:30, in the gallery


Poetry for Peace
Readings are held on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery, with the exception of the reading on March 28, which will be held in Carnegie 10.

    • January 22
    • February 19
    • March 28 (in Carnegie 10 in celebration of World Languages Week)
    • April 30

Please come to read a poem you've written, a poem by a favorite poet, or just to listen to poems on a different theme. And bring your friends! You are welcome to read poems in languages other than English, but you should provide an English translation as well. Because we believe the empathetic community created by sharing ANY kind of poetry can lead to peace and social justice, we welcome all poems, not just those that touch directly on those themes.

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