UNM Art Department SPRING 2021 ONLINE Gale Memorial Speaker Series

Interrogating Spaces: Alternative Discourses in Art Education

The UNM Art Department 2020-2021 ONLINE (ZOOM presentations) Gale Memorial Speaker series is an opportunity to interrogate the spaces of art education: art museums, PreK-20 art education classrooms and systems, and art-based community settings. Art educators working within different contexts will provoke thought, pose questions, and promote alternative discourses towards making, learning, and civic engagement. A particular focus will be on contemporary art pedagogical approaches that promote curiosity, participation and encourage dialogue. This series is particularly timely for educators from all disciplines given the current times of mass disequilibrium and disruption as we reimagine and rethink moving forward.

Spring 2021 Speakers:

February 10 and 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Dr. Jorge Lucero: Associate Professor Art Education, University of Illinois
Introduction to Conceptual Artist as Teacher

March 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Zach Pine, Socially engaged environmental artist, San Francisco, CA
(In Collaboration with NM Wildlife Federation)

March 31, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
William Estrada, Community Based Artist and Educator, Telpochalli Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois
(Race, economy, and cultural access in contested spaces to collectively imagine just futures)

April 23, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Alex Halligey (Theater Artist, University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Judith Browne (atelierista, Mimosa School Johannesburg, South Africa)
Open Streets: Johannesburg, South Africa

April 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Dr. Heather Kaplan (University of Texas, El Paso) and Jennifer Combe, MFA (University of Montana)
Transformative Early Childhood Art Education Pedagogies

Organized by Gigi Yu, Ph.D., assistant professor of art education