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2014 Call to the Tallahassee Community: Postcard of the Capital City, the College Avenue Mural

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 | Comments Off

2014 Call to the Tallahassee Community: Postcard of the Capital City, the College Avenue Mural

We need your help next week, Monday 12/15 to Friday 12/19 from 8am-8pm on “Postcard of the Capital City”, the College Avenue Mural. The painting of the mural is open to the community and we would love the support! Mural Location: Postcard of the Capital City 106 W College Ave  Tallahassee, FL 32301   The Department of Art Education has developed a rich tradition of collaborating with community leaders and events like Opening Nights, formally the Seven Days of Opening Nights, public art project.   The 2014 “Postcard of...

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12 Days of Creative Teaching Philosophies

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 | Comments Off

12 Days of Creative Teaching Philosophies

Students from the Department of Art Education enrolled in Dr. Sara Scott Shields and TA Cindy Jesup’s ARE 5950 Professional Practices: Portfolio class have just submitted their final projects, and the results are unique. The students are in their last academic year of the Masters Art Education Program or the 5 Year Art Education Program. The 5 year combined BA in Art/MS in Art Education program centers around the theoretical position of Art for Life, which assumes that the arts are an essential part of education, culture, and social...

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CVATD College Leadership Council’s Holiday Donation Drive

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 | Comments Off

CVATD College Leadership Council’s Holiday Donation Drive

Join the Leadership Council for the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance in collecting non-perishable, canned foods and supplies for the Holiday season. All supplies will be donated to The Shelter in Tallahassee. Please donate supplies at the designated drop- off areas listed below by Friday, December 12th. • The Lobby of the Fine Arts Building • The Main Lobby of the William Johnston Building • The Lobby of Montgomery Hall Dance Building Suggested Donations: **The items listed below are needed the most, but all...

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Dr. Dave Gussak Participates in Discussion on the Arts in Prison

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 | Comments Off

Dr. Dave Gussak Participates in Discussion on the Arts in Prison

Chair of the Art Education Department, Dr. Dave Gussak  was recently invited to take part in the Art et Prison Roundtable Discussion in Paris. He described the experience as “truly amazing” and shared some of the highlights of his experience with us. The roundtable discussion was a collaboration of experts across many fields to discuss the benefits of prisoners making art while incarcerated. Tim Robinson, director of the Koestler Trust in Great Britain (an organisation dedicated to assisting offenders by encouraging them to participate in...

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A Night at the Allies4Art Fundraiser Featuring “A Sense of Place, A Portrait of Mark Messersmith”

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 | Comments Off

A Night at the Allies4Art Fundraiser Featuring “A Sense of Place, A Portrait of Mark Messersmith”

On Thursday, November 6, Allies4Art (A4A) held a fundraiser to support awards and conference travel for students at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. Department of Art Development Officer, Jessica Comas was kind enough to provide us with a review of the evening:   “’Scenes from a Cracker Ecology’ focused on the art of environmental painter Mark Messersmith, who serves on FSU’s Art faculty since 1985. When Messersmith moved to northern Florida in 1985, he was struck by a Panhandle wilderness that was foreign to his childhood...

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Marcia Rosal, Fulbright Specialist, Collaborates at Riga Stradins University in Latvia

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Marcia Rosal, Fulbright Specialist, Collaborates at Riga Stradins University in Latvia

This past October, Art Therapy Program Director Dr. Marcia Rosal was invited to visit the Riga Stradins University in Latvia as a Fulbright Specialist. During her two weeks in Latvia, Dr. Rosal was asked to review a newly developed master’s degree program in Visual Plastic Art Therapy and asked to offer recommendations for improving the program. Proud of her accomplishments, and curious about her role as a Fulbright Specialist, we asked Dr. Rosal if she would be willing to reflect on her experience in Latvia, and to contribute a segment to...

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Department Chair, Dr. Gussak, Delivers Keynote for Illinois Art Therapy Association Conference

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Department Chair, Dr. Gussak, Delivers Keynote for Illinois Art Therapy Association Conference

On Saturday, October 25th, the Illinois Art Therapy Association (IATA) held their 34th annual conference at the Pheasant Run Inn in St. Charles, Illinois.The theme of this year’s conference was “The Elephant in the Room: A Creative Dialogue on Power, Politics, and Violence”. The Department of Art Education Chair, Dr. Dave Gussak delivered the keynote speech, “Confessions of a Serial Art Therapist.”   “This year’s conference offers the opportunity to safely and compassionately explore the many faces of power encountered...

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Upcoming Event: Arts Administration Fundraiser

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Upcoming Event: Arts Administration Fundraiser

Save the date: Sunday, November 23rd, this fall’s Intro to Arts Administration class will be hosting the Thanks & Giving Fundraiser from 2-6pm at the Walls Gallery in Railroad Square. Proceeds will benefit the Refuge House of Tallahassee, an organization serving people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.   The fundraiser itself will be funded by an Academic Engagement and Innovation grant applied for and awarded to the Introduction to Arts Administration class taught by Samuel Rosenstein as part of their educational...

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Opportunity for Art Education Faculty Position at Tyler School of Art/Temple University

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Opportunity for Art Education Faculty Position at Tyler School of Art/Temple University

Tyler School of Art/Temple University Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices Tenure-Track Position Opening Application Review will commence November 19, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Position Title Associate/Assistant Professor, Art Education Effective Date Academic Year 2015-16 Salary Information Salary negotiable based upon qualifications, education, and experience. Qualifications The successful candidate will have: A PhD or EdD in Art Education at time of hire (or ABD considered) Minimum of three years...

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American Educational Research Association (AERA) Call For Proposals

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 | Comments Off

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Call For Proposals

  About The AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014 The American Educational Research Association (AERA) with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to announce a dissertation fellowship program to support graduate students in education research to conduct secondary data analysis using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database. The AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program provides funding and professional development and training to dissertation...

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