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The Adjacent, Phoebe Jan-McMahon 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Adjacent, Phoebe Jan-Mcmahon

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

There are few times when my mind quiets; painting is one of them. A universe exists adjacent to this one where I process thoughts in a quiet space, free from the streaming cacophony of various devices. This adjacent space is where my mind is able to process the state of the world. I think it is essential that everyone knows what is going on around them, especially if the issues they hear about do not affect their daily life. I want to be an active participant in the world but find myself bogged down by the unrelenting events cycling through ...


Chimera Rising, Rosana Ybarra 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Chimera Rising, Rosana Ybarra

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Chimera has three definitions, each so equally fitting of my work that this word has come to embody what I consider my own holy trinity. One: a firebreathing female monster in Greek mythology, often read as an omen for disaster. She was a hybrid animal made up of three – lion, goat, and serpent. Two: an unrealizable dream, a fanciful illusion composed of discordant parts – improbable but dazzling, wild. Three: an organism formed by multiple sets of distinct DNA, human, plant or animal. Chimera – a hybrid monster, an impossible dream, a harmonious organism composed from disparate origins. There is family folklore ...


Someday I'Ll Find The Sun, John-David Richardson 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Someday I'Ll Find The Sun, John-David Richardson

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

I am a product of poverty. The atmosphere of my childhood prepared me for a world where economic and social worth is defined by class. I was raised by my mother and her countless male partners amidst a backdrop of violence and neglect. These men would come and go, each one exhibiting more violent and destructive behavior than the one before. My family fought to make ends meet, but their efforts constantly fell short due to addiction, domestic violence, and a lack of education. This unrelenting cycle shaped my worldview at an early age, and I came to understand family ...


A Certain Kind Of Woman, Emily Wiethorn 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Certain Kind Of Woman, Emily Wiethorn

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Our patriarchal Western culture has long dictated how women should behave. We are repeatedly put in our place, told how to present ourselves, and instructed to keep our voices down. There is also immense pressure on women to perform for the public. Whether this is the feeling that we must be “presentable” when we leave the house each day, or when we tailor our personalities in public in an attempt to be more socially amenable, we conform.

As a young girl, my mother provided guidance on how a woman should conduct herself. I then spent my early years hidden beneath ...


Time And Lines, Richard Pecos Pryor 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Time And Lines, Richard Pecos Pryor

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” -Annie Dillard

I want to make art that is worthwhile, that shares something important. This desire often overwhelms and hinders me from starting projects. I find myself questioning the purpose of art altogether. Yet, once I relinquish control into action—just simply start and keep going—the unforeseen meaning eventually presents itself.

Drawings begin with lines. Partnered with curiosity, I began this series by exploring the potential of drawing materials. How far and for how long can a single sharpened pencil last? What does a mile of ...


Disrupting Disability: Social Practice Art, Jaimi Clifford, Students of DIS 450 and DIS 520 2018 University of Maine

Disrupting Disability: Social Practice Art, Jaimi Clifford, Students Of Dis 450 And Dis 520

Poster Presentations

Visuality and imagery are two powerful mechanisms embedded within cultures that perpetuate as well as reflect structural violence. Despite the serious harm caused by unchecked cultural violence, it is often overlooked, particularly as it appears or is absent in image. This study examines how images both creates institutional violence exercised through discrimination against aging and disabled populations and how socially engaged art, curation, and performance are being used to disrupt and reverse oppression, discrimination, and exclusion.


Social Practice Artist And Disability Inclusion, Renee Stronach 2018 University of Maine

Social Practice Artist And Disability Inclusion, Renee Stronach

Student and Trainee Scholarship

The power of the “image” has been well documented over the course of history. In the 21 st century, visual culture, image is further empowered as it both sustains and subverts cultural norms and meanings. Socially engaged or social practice artists are an important yet diverse group who are creating and displaying image to disrupt injustice, truncated rights, devaluation, and inequality. Typically, these artists define a social problem and a desired outcome that will result from the creation and dissemination of their imagery. Because this contemporary-relevant strategy is becoming increasingly powerful as image and visuality are omnipotent in all aspects ...


Making Visible: More Of The Picture, Sarah Slavick 2018 Lesley University

Making Visible: More Of The Picture, Sarah Slavick

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

In Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, “ she demonstrates how, for centuries, institutional and societal structures had made it “impossible for women to achieve artistic excellence, or success, on the same footing as men, no matter what the potency of their so-called talent, or genius.” As the Guerilla Girls noted, only 1 woman had a solo museum show in NY in 1985, and, in 2015, 30 years later, it wasn’t much better with 1 at the Guggenheim, Met and Whitney, and 2 at MOMA. On International Women’s Day, March 1, 2017, I ...


Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 379. A reel-to-reel audiotape recording of a program titled “Documents in Sound: A Sample in Folk Arts,” which was sponsored by the Barren River Regional Arts Council with funds from the Kentucky Folklife Foundation. According to the tape summary, the program includes five separate features, which can be played as individual vignettes or as a full 29-minute program. Features include traditional artists and cover topics such as woodworking, broom making, basket making, weaving, and drawn work.


Hall Of Heroes, Corey Hinds 2018 Collin College

Hall Of Heroes, Corey Hinds

Forces

Collin College Spring Creek Library. Size: 19 x 25 in Type: Charcoal and Graphite on paper. A detailed illustration of the main entrance of the Spring Creek Library. The original photograph was taken on my phone. Art piece took roughly 8 hours.


Analysis Of User Interfaces In The Sharing Economy, Taylor B. Johnson 2018 University of South Florida

Analysis Of User Interfaces In The Sharing Economy, Taylor B. Johnson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis considers claims of discrimination and the interfaces that six platforms use as companies in the sharing economy.

In 2015, Benjamin Edelman, Michael Luca, and an Svirsky did an experiment with Airbnb to test the discrimination of names that sounded distinctly African American. Before and after their findings, there were members of the community who claimed that they had been discriminated against, some suing the company for not upholding their anti-discrimination policy. This leads to the question of how is one able to discriminate against someone whom they have never met and lives thousands of miles away? What information ...


Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1132. Student paper titled “Quilting: Past and Present” in which Sarah Nicks details the components of traditional quilt making. Nicks discusses piecing together patterns and the various motivations behind quilting. Information was collected by Nicks from family and friends. The collection contains color photographs of handmade quilts, a questionnaire related to quilting practices, and a sample piece of a quilt patch.


Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner 2018 York University, independent filmmaker

Among The Ruins, Edie Steiner

The Goose

Photographic essay, a version of which was first presented at the 2011 Green Words/Green Worlds Conference, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto. Images previously presented in the exhibition Abject Transformations at Arcadia Art Gallery, Toronto.


Interactive Seminar Summary, Robert Irwin Wolf 2018 The College of New Rochelle

Interactive Seminar Summary, Robert Irwin Wolf

Faculty Publications

The following is a summary of the material presented at an Interactive Seminar, co-sponsored by The Institute for Expressive Analysis and The New York Art Therapy Association, March 2018.


Personal Puzzles: Exploring Meaning In A Printmaking Workshop, Sally Jayne Rydalch 2018 Brigham Young University

Personal Puzzles: Exploring Meaning In A Printmaking Workshop, Sally Jayne Rydalch

All Theses and Dissertations

In an effort to assist self-guided artists in constructing meaning and creativity through the technique of printmaking, the author has compiled a curriculum to engage these artist/students in thoughtful research, discussion, art-making, and critique. In this qualitative case study there are eight participants from age 14 to 79, with varying educational and art experience, who enrolled in a relief print workshop with no recompense other than participation. The particular benefits of learning relief printing are described. The author's goal is exploration of student responses to a curriculum centered around constructing meaning and engaging in introspective and informed discussion ...


Out With The Old: Reinventing Space In The Classroom, Amandine Annie Loveland 2018 Brigham Young University

Out With The Old: Reinventing Space In The Classroom, Amandine Annie Loveland

All Theses and Dissertations

This research study explored the impact of space and classroom environments on student engagement and learning. The traditional classroom design is determined mostly by the personality of the teacher, or the theme that they choose to integrate. Traditionally, tables and desks are placed in groups or rows, based on teacher preference, and students are confined to small 2 feet by 3 feet spaces. While teachers thus make their classrooms private to themselves and seldom involve students in crucial decisions about their layout, schools are inherently public places. In this thesis, targeted at elementary school teachers, the teacher/researcher considers the ...


The Wasteland, Tiasa Adhya 2018 University of Calcutta

The Wasteland, Tiasa Adhya

The Goose

Riverine floodplains and deltas that have cradled human civilization and are now ravaged by ecologically blind land-use policies form the context of this poem. Policies that term nutrient rich wetlands as "wastelands" are economically motivated and backed by policy makers for short-term gains. The conversion of wetlands makes refugees out of resident wild species. The first few lines of the poem describe the character of the fishing cat, the only cat in South Asia that is adapted for wetlands and is an indicator of the health of wetland ecosystems. The poem talks of a nemesis that awaits the human world ...


Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1127. Student paper titled “The Art of Lace Making” in which Darlene Pendleton details the challenges and intricacies of braiding, lace making, knotting, and tatting. Pendleton, a student in the Textiles, Clothing, and Merchandising program at WKU, collected her data from two home economics teachers and one university instructor. The paper contains biographies of each informant, illustrations of patterns and designs, and samples of handiwork.


Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration Of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This project is the beginning of what I intend to be a larger, evolving work that seeks to marry the theoretical with the practical when considering fashion objects that have “served their purpose”. The object at the project’s focal point: a worn out pair of blue jeans. My particular focus on jeans is based on the fact that they, alongside the t-shirt, are one of the most ubiquitous and commonly owned pieces of clothing for people all over the world. This wardrobe staple transcends age, race, and class, as it occupies an iconic status that has made them invulnerable ...


Bringing Students Into The Picture: Teaching With Tableaux Vivants, Ellery E. Foutch 2018 Middlebury College

Bringing Students Into The Picture: Teaching With Tableaux Vivants, Ellery E. Foutch

Art History Pedagogy & Practice

This article explores a recent experiment in implementing tableaux vivants as a college-level art history assignment, in which students researched works of art and also assumed the pose, posture, and attributes of the work; students were also invited to reconceptualize and think transformatively about these historical works. Drawing upon the principles of Universal Design for Learning, the assignment offers an impetus for close looking, research, critical thinking, interpretation and creativity, and an engagement in metacognitive and embodied experiences, as will be demonstrated by the resulting assignments and students’ written self-reflections. While the assignment was originally designed for a course focused ...


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