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Recap: Dr. Frances Anderson Guest Lecture

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 | Comments Off

Recap: Dr. Frances Anderson Guest Lecture

On March 18, 2015 the Department of Art Education was paid a special visit by renowned Art Therapist, Dr. Frances E. Anderson. She held a lecture at the William Johnston Building here at Florida State University for students of the Department. Dr. Anderson is considered one of the pioneers of the field of art therapy and is one of the founders of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). She is a researcher, a distinguished professor, an author, and the first art therapist to receive a Fulbright Scholar Award and spent four months teaching...

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Re-cap: Guest Lecturer City Commissioner Gil Ziffer

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 | Comments Off

Re-cap: Guest Lecturer City Commissioner Gil Ziffer

On January 20, Dr. Antonio Cuyler’s Cultural Policy class had the pleasure of speaking with Tallahassee City Commissioner Gil Ziffer about arts and culture in Tallahassee. A Tallahassee resident since 1983, Gil Ziffer joined the Tallahassee City Commission on August 31, 2009. Commissioner Ziffer is the president of Ziffer Stansberry Advertising Public Relations, which he founded in 1990. Throughout his professional life, Commissioner Ziffer has been a cultural leader not only in the Tallahassee community, but in many others as well....

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Recap: IAM Gaines Street Mural

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 | Comments Off

Recap: IAM Gaines Street Mural

Thank you for all who came out to celebrate the completion of the IAM Gaines Street mural and opening of Tallahassee’s newest brewery, Grasslands Brewery. The IAM Gaines Street mural was completed on Friday, February 7th and the official unveiling ceremony took place on Saturday the 8th in conjunction with the grand opening of Grasslands brewery at 603 W. Gaines Street. FSU’s Department of Art Education was able to complete the mural project, spanning 75 feet by 12 feet, in only three weeks with the help of the many community members...

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2015 Spring Art Therapy Workshop: Dr Micheal Franklin Recap

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 | Comments Off

2015 Spring Art Therapy Workshop: Dr Micheal Franklin Recap

The Art Therapy program in coordination with FSU’s Art Therapy Association (ATA) hosted their annual spring workshop on February 21st. This year’s guest lecturer was Dr. Micheal Franklin, coordinator of Art Therapy Program in Transpersonal Counseling Psychotherapy at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Franklin’s work is firmly grounded in transpersonal theory which emphasizes mindfulness and meditation as additives to therapeutic practice. Over 50 people were in attendance for the workshop that consisted of a lecture in the...

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2015 NAEA Alumni Reception: Honoring Dr. Tom Anderson and Call for ‘Selfie’ Entries!

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 | Comments Off

2015 NAEA Alumni Reception: Honoring Dr. Tom Anderson and Call for ‘Selfie’ Entries!

. You are cordially invited to attend the Department of Art Education’s Alumni and Friends Reception given in honor of Dr. Tom Anderson on Friday, March 27th 2015 at 8pm CDT Aerodrome Contemporary Gallery 535 Julia Street New Orleans, LA 70130 . We are mixing it up a little bit this year with our Annual Alumni and Friends reception held during the NAEA (National Art Education Association) conference in New Orleans, LA. Not only are we hoping everyone will attend to meet with Tom as a way to say thank you for all he has done over the...

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Recap, Creative Conversations: Dr. David Gussak and Piper Kerman

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 | Comments Off

Recap, Creative Conversations: Dr. David Gussak and Piper Kerman

This February, Florida State University’s Department of Art Education in collaboration with Opening Nights Performing Arts presented two “Creative Conversations” with Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Art Education, David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC, and author of the book, “Orange is the New Black,” Piper Kerman. They spoke about their knowledge and experience on our current prison system and other prison-related topics. This event was free and open to the Students, Faculty, and Staff of the College of Fine...

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Alumni Spotlight: Doctoral Candidate Alicia Viera Curates Mexican American Art Exhibition

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 | Comments Off

Alumni Spotlight: Doctoral Candidate Alicia Viera Curates Mexican American Art Exhibition

Art Administration doctoral candidate and FSU alum, Alicia Viera recently curated an exhibition for the Texas A&M University San Antonio Educational Cultural Arts Center titled Arte y Tradición de la Frontera: The U.S.-México Borderlands in the Works of Santa Barraza and Carmen Lomas Garza. The exhibition is unique in that it brings together for the first time, two female artists whose work depicts the Mexican-American culture; Santa Barraza, who teaches at Texas A&M University in the art department, and Carmen Lomas Garza, a...

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Job Opportunity: Fallingwater Assistant Curator of Education

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 | Comments Off

Job Opportunity: Fallingwater Assistant Curator of Education

Position Title Assistant Curator of Education Deadline February 20th. Qualifications The successful candidate will have: A master’s degree in education (preferable art or architecture related museum studies or a closely related field of study). A minimum of three to five years’ of experience teaching at the 3-12 grade level or the equivalent teaching experience in museums. Must have the ability to craft and implement educational programming and have proven experience with educational program assessment and evaluation. The education...

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Arts Administration 30th Anniversary

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 | Comments Off

Arts Administration 30th Anniversary

The FSU Art Administration program is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. A student of the program, Marit Evans, provided us with this commentary: The Department of Art Education at Florida State University founded the Arts Administration program in 1984. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Dorn served as the first Director of the Program until his retirement in 2004. Currently, Dr. Pat Villeneuve directs the program supported by Dr. Anne Rowson-Love (Museum Education & Exhibitions) and Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler.” Since 1984, the Arts...

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Creative Arts Workshop with Student Vets

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 | Comments Off

Creative Arts Workshop with Student Vets

  The FSU Student Veterans Center in collaboration with the FSU Art Therapy Program is holding its biannual papermaking workshop Friday, February 20th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The Student Veterans Center invites new FSU student Vets and community members to create paper using the pulp from a retired uniform. Those interested are welcome to attend at any point during the day or come and stay all day.   This workshop is a great opportunity for students and community members to learn something new that is both creative and expressive....

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