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Hip-Hop, Medellín And Social Change, Veronica Henao Posada Dec 2013

Hip-Hop, Medellín And Social Change, Veronica Henao Posada

Master's Theses

This study explores the ways in which the Hip-hop movement is producing social change in Medellín, Colombia. Looking specifically at a Hip-hop school called Cuatro Elementos Skuela, which exists autonomously and with very little state support in the Medellín neighborhood of Aranjuez, I argue that young people are contributing to the reconstruction of the city’s social, cultural and economic fabric. I start by explaining the historical context of Medellín, describing the different sets of conflicts that unleashed high levels of violence and caused the fragmentation of the social, cultural and economic fabric. Moreover, I review the role of the ...


Art And Symbolism: The Technique Of Applying Hidden Meaning And Communicating Specific Ideas Through Art, Andrea C. Macbean Dec 2013

Art And Symbolism: The Technique Of Applying Hidden Meaning And Communicating Specific Ideas Through Art, Andrea C. Macbean

Senior Honors Theses

Symbolism is an artistic style frequently used in the arts. Through the course of art history, it was its own artistic movement as well. The incorporation of specific symbols, shapes, colors, or identifiable images communicates to the viewer an intended message or statement. Frequently, symbolism appears to be hidden or initially unperceived by the intended audience. In some works, symbolism is so abstract that it needs explanation or clarification to be understood completely by the viewer. This thesis will analyze a few techniques of symbolism that can be incorporated in a work of art to communicate truth, entice thought, point ...


Styleless Style? What Photorealism Can Tell Us About “The Sixties”, Craig J. Peariso Sep 2013

Styleless Style? What Photorealism Can Tell Us About “The Sixties”, Craig J. Peariso

Craig J. Peariso

This essay reads 1960s “photorealist” painting and its critical reception against two sets of contemporary social analyses. First, it places these artistic and critical works next to Pierre Bourdieu's 1965 text Photography: A Middle-Brow Art, demonstrating that, although the critical literature surrounding “photorealism” tended to assume that its involvement with photography grew out of a desire for an objective realism, contemporary thought on photography was anything but convinced of the medium's transparency. Second, it looks to cultural critics like Susan Sontag and Jacob Brackman to propose that, rather than seeing the art of this period in opposition to ...


Mining Our Heritage: Oral History And Place-Based Learning In The Adirondacks, Christine Campeau Aug 2013

Mining Our Heritage: Oral History And Place-Based Learning In The Adirondacks, Christine Campeau

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Student Scholarship

Cultural history museums and historic sites recognize the power of storytelling to engage and educate their visitors. Public schools ingrained in a standards-based curriculum often overlook the value of family stories and local history. The emerging discipline of place-based education offers a pedagogical approach that uses the local community as the focal point, providing a unique curriculum that extends beyond the traditional school walls. Oral history is a fundamental methodology for connecting students to regional history and culture, and is an ideal introduction to the broader theoretical perspective of place-based education. This research explores the concept of using oral history ...


Styleless Style? What Photorealism Can Tell Us About “The Sixties”, Craig J. Peariso Aug 2013

Styleless Style? What Photorealism Can Tell Us About “The Sixties”, Craig J. Peariso

Art Faculty Publications and Presentations

This essay reads 1960s “photorealist” painting and its critical reception against two sets of contemporary social analyses. First, it places these artistic and critical works next to Pierre Bourdieu's 1965 text Photography: A Middle-Brow Art, demonstrating that, although the critical literature surrounding “photorealism” tended to assume that its involvement with photography grew out of a desire for an objective realism, contemporary thought on photography was anything but convinced of the medium's transparency. Second, it looks to cultural critics like Susan Sontag and Jacob Brackman to propose that, rather than seeing the art of this period in opposition to ...


Imagining The Unknown, Angelina Kidd May 2013

Imagining The Unknown, Angelina Kidd

MFA in Photography and Integrated Media Theses

It is true that there is no scientific proof of life after life or of the human soul. However, I believe there is a soul and that it is energy manifested as light. Our lifetime is a mere pulse when measured against the evolution of earth. We are connected to the cosmos through the very calcium in our bones and the iron in our blood, which originated from stars that died billions of years ago. My belief is that the earthly body is separate from the soul and that our light energy returns to the cosmos. Energy will not cease ...


Sustainability Through Autonomy, Safety, Ownership, And Adaptability: A Qualitative Case Study Of Locust Street Art In Buffalo, Ny, Darlene García Torres May 2013

Sustainability Through Autonomy, Safety, Ownership, And Adaptability: A Qualitative Case Study Of Locust Street Art In Buffalo, Ny, Darlene García Torres

Art Education Theses

The activities of community arts exist in a realm outside of the K-12 school environment. In this paper, I examine and present my motivations for pursuing this topic of research, provide a brief history of community arts, and describe some of the actions that have defined the field since the early 20th century. Various research studies detailing the economic, and health and wellness benefits of community arts initiatives on a diverse range of populations provide a rationale for sustaining the field. Interviews, observation, and document analysis are the data collection methods used to investigate and discover the factors influencing ...


Taking In 2013, Aib Students Apr 2013

Taking In 2013, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the Art Institute of Boston. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication, and a website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston art community to represent the best of AIB Photography in 2013. The book in your hands is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


A Reflection: Art And Science In A Museum Gallery, Kaileena Flores-Emnace Mar 2013

A Reflection: Art And Science In A Museum Gallery, Kaileena Flores-Emnace

The STEAM Journal

Art education in a public space can be a venue for the blending of art and science. As a Contemporary Art Start educator for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, I have experienced the many ways in which transdisciplinary education creates deeper student understanding and engagement. At MOCA we use Visual Thinking Strategies for student tours, a research-based teaching method that invites students to direct gallery discussions. We visit a few artworks for ten to fifteen minutes each to foster critical thinking and encourage students to bring personal knowledge and experience to the conversation.


Steam With A Capital A: Learning Frenzy, David Rufo Mar 2013

Steam With A Capital A: Learning Frenzy, David Rufo

The STEAM Journal

A student dipped a brush into a bowl of viscous tempera paint and in a few quick strokes formed thick magenta letters on a large display board. Nearby a handful of students were working together to attach string to paper cups and balloons. Across the room a small group of girls were lying on the floor carefully adding multi-colored text to a poster. Two others created characters out of Popsicle sticks for a puppet show...This is how the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math (S.T.E.A.M.) happened with the fourth and fifth graders during the ...


Keeping Abreast With Liberal Arts And Science Through Steam, Tanya Rivas, Gregory Knotts Mar 2013

Keeping Abreast With Liberal Arts And Science Through Steam, Tanya Rivas, Gregory Knotts

The STEAM Journal

The integrated unit on breast cancer described here includes biological science and visual art standards and was targeted at high school juniors and seniors. The goal was to make a potentially controversial and taboo subject relatable through an art-science approach


Reflections ~ How Stem Becomes Steam, Ruth Catchen Mar 2013

Reflections ~ How Stem Becomes Steam, Ruth Catchen

The STEAM Journal

Reflections from designing a STEAM class for high-risk students.


Merging Science And Art: The Bigger Picture, Natasha Hall Mar 2013

Merging Science And Art: The Bigger Picture, Natasha Hall

The STEAM Journal

It has been stated that artists comprehend and chronicle the completeness of the visible world (Wallach & Bret, 1987), defining Art as the creative expression of knowledge about the visual world. But to what extent does that awareness extend into a scientific appreciation of the world? The acronym STEAM is an abbreviation of Science, Technology, Electronics, Arts and Mathematics. Weaving interactions between Science and Art, have been shown by Clarke and Button (Clarke & Button, 2011), to intensify interconnections between nature, with Landscape, and ultimately with sustainability.


Sokota| Art. Health. Wellness., Cresantia F. Koya, Peter D. Sipeli, Lingikoni E. Vaka'uta, Vivian Koster Jan 2013

Sokota| Art. Health. Wellness., Cresantia F. Koya, Peter D. Sipeli, Lingikoni E. Vaka'uta, Vivian Koster

Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

This Art exhibition featured 19 Fijian emerging artists who participated in a one year project learning about Wellness, health and NCDs in Fiji and the Pacific. Their conceptual art projects were designed to generate dialogue with the wider community and with the Ministry of Education's Health Promoting School Project. The exhibition is an outcome of the Educating for Sustainable Lifestyles through the Arts is co-managed by Peter Sipeli (FNU) and Cresantia Frances Koya (USP). It is funded through the Fiji College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, FNU, AusAid, Ministry of Health and the Faculty of Arts, Law and ...


What Is Art? Ages 5-7, Alma Porras, Lilybeth Valencia Jan 2013

What Is Art? Ages 5-7, Alma Porras, Lilybeth Valencia

Curricula

No abstract provided.


The Artist Avengers: The Power Of Art, Marina Santana, Ashley Dee Abarca Jan 2013

The Artist Avengers: The Power Of Art, Marina Santana, Ashley Dee Abarca

Curricula

No abstract provided.


Exhibition September 27 – November 27, 2013, Wriston Art Center Galleries Jan 2013

Exhibition September 27 – November 27, 2013, Wriston Art Center Galleries

Exhibition Materials

Leech Gallery: Capturing Modernity: Art, Fashion and Artifice. Curated by Elizabeth Carlson, associate professor of art history.

Hoffmaster Gallery: Alison Stehlik: Where-House

Kohler Gallery: Stephanie J. Williams: Homegrown


Exhibition March 29 - May 4, 2013, Wriston Art Center Galleries Jan 2013

Exhibition March 29 - May 4, 2013, Wriston Art Center Galleries

Exhibition Materials

Leech Gallery: Stripped Down: Understanding the Female Nude. Curated by Caitee Hoglund '12.

Hoffmaster Gallery: Sonja Thomsen: nexus

Kohler Gallery: Rafael Salas: You're Invisible Now


Bitter Milking Art Education? (Re)Orienting, (Re)Deeming, (Re)Claiming, (Re)Presenting M(Other)Work In Art Education, Anniina Suominen Guyas, Linda Hoeptner Poling, Kathleen Keys Jan 2013

Bitter Milking Art Education? (Re)Orienting, (Re)Deeming, (Re)Claiming, (Re)Presenting M(Other)Work In Art Education, Anniina Suominen Guyas, Linda Hoeptner Poling, Kathleen Keys

Art Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reviewing the existing literature of women and/or mothers in academic roles paints a pretty grim picture. Even worse is the prediction for success that shies far from optimistic. Some inequities in higher education need to be considered: "women lag behind their male counterparts in tenure status, promotion to full professor, and salary. Overall, considering all full-time faculty at all types of institutions, women earn about 80 percent of what men earn" ("Inequities Persist", 2005, p. 1). The adherence to Family Medical Leave Act provisions or other familial and maternal related leave are inconsistent across academia and, even in their ...


Your Brain On Art: Art Therapy In A Museum Setting And Its Potential At The Rubin Musuem Of Art, Laura Sloan Jan 2013

Your Brain On Art: Art Therapy In A Museum Setting And Its Potential At The Rubin Musuem Of Art, Laura Sloan

Dissertations and Theses

Art therapy-based programs could open the doors of the museum to another population of visitors with disabilities, particularly those suffering from mental illness and in need of healing and wellness. The above statement serves as the core of this thesis with the ultimate goal to analyze and research the place of art therapy in a museum setting. Investigation of existing literature, interviews with professionals, and case studies, reveal the ways in which art therapy can be facilitated in a museum setting in order to better reach this population. Furthermore this thesis explores how collaboration between museum educators and art therapists ...


A Qualitative Study: Integrating Art And Science In The Environment, Deborah Naughton Mills Jan 2013

A Qualitative Study: Integrating Art And Science In The Environment, Deborah Naughton Mills

Wayne State University Dissertations

The study was used to develop an understanding of the nature of a creative learning experience that incorporated the foundational elements of Reggio Emilia, place-based education, and experience design. The study took place in an urban high school with eight students in an advanced placement art class. The qualitative research project revolved around the pollinator garden that the science teacher planted in the year prior to the study and the garden that was planted in the spring. Students were asked to create an art project that could withstand the Michigan climate. The science teacher lectured on elements of the pollinator ...