Monthly Archives: July 2016

NYT: Political art in a fractious election year

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A visit to the Institute of American Indian Art

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The College of Arts & Media is proud to have visited and experienced The Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe, new Mexico. IAIA is Unique in All the World—There is no other college like it. Here are some of the key facts about this special place.

•IAIA is the only institution of higher learning in the world dedicated to contemporary Native American art. Read the Enabling Legislation Public Law 99-498 Title XV
•IAIA is the only national center of research, training, and scholarship for Native Americans devoted solely to American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture, recognized by Congress as “our only Native art form and cultural heritage.” Read the Enabling Legislation Public Law 99-498 Title XV
•IAIA is one of only three Congressionally-chartered schools in the country. Read the Enabling Legislation Public Law 99-498 Title XV
•IAIA is the only school in New Mexico that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) to offer Certificates, Associate and Bachelor degrees. IAIA is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).

Although the great majority of the students, faculty, and staff are Native American, one does not have to be Native American to attend IAIA or events at IAIA.

The College of Arts & Media is exploring the possibililites of creative, academic, and cultural interactions and exchanges with this notable institution.

Curator of Collections Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer, IAIA student Michelle Toledo, CAM Development Officer Marianna DIVietro and Board Member Bob Davis-Mayo
Curator of Collections Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer, IAIA student Michelle Toledo, CAM Development Officer Marianna DIVietro and Board Member Bob Davis-Mayo
President Robert Martin, Board Member Robert Davis-Mayo, Dean Charlene Teters, LK
President Robert Martin, Board Member Robert Davis-Mayo, Dean Charlene Teters, LK

CAM Development Officer Marianna DiVietro and IAIA Dean Dr. Charlene Teters
CAM Development Officer Marianna DiVietro and IAIA Dean Dr. Charlene Teters

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Another visit to Marwen

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It was a real pleasure to visit Marwen in Chicago. Marwen educates and inspires under-served young people through the visual arts. Marwen achieves its mission by providing free visual arts classes to under-served Chicago youth in 6 – 12 grades. Marwen also provides free college and career counseling to high school students and their families who are interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts or wish to continue their education beyond high school.

The dynamic leader of Marwen, Antonia Contro, hosted a meeting of several national arts leaders, surrounded by inspiring student art work.

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Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) and Arts Brookfield Denver Explore Student Art at CU Denver College of Arts & Media

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MOA is a forerunner in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado. Their art collection is located within various public locations throughout the Denver metro area. From commercial office parks to botanic gardens, city parks and traditional sculpture gardens; art is placed to interpret space as “a museum without walls.” Foremost, MOA believes in ‘making art a part of everyday life.’

MOA is headquartered at the Englewood Civic Center in the heart of Englewood. MOA also offers INDOOR galleries, studios and special events and programs.

Arts Brookfield invigorates public spaces through the presentation of free cultural experiences in Brookfield’s premier buildings around the world. By commissioning, producing, and presenting world-class works of art, Arts Brookfield supports creativity and innovation in the fields of music, dance, theater, film, and visual art.

Americans for the Arts named Brookfield one of the ten Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America in 2014.

The Sculpture Program at the College of Arts & Media provides an uncompromising level of university-level undergraduate instruction (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees) in the theory and practise creating three dimensional art.

The Sculpture Program offers:
Curricula that inspires exploration in a variety of mediums – wood fabrication, plaster and wood carving, metal fabrication and casting/mold making
Study Abroad programs where students experiment, collaboarate, react and immerse themselves into culture and countryside
Dedicated faculty who are practicing artists
Vigorous Visiting Artist program
Exhibition venues
Facilities that make it possible for students to produce a body of high-quality and diverse work.

Three student teams made presentations in an adjuducated/juried session to select a work to be installed at Republic Plaza.

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