Students, faculty and staff recently gathered on the first floor of Hagedorn Hall for the opening of the annual Artist-Teacher exhibit, celebrating original artwork created by art education students in the School of Education.
These works represent the diverse artistic backgrounds of both undergraduate and graduate students in the art education program. All of the pieces — which include acrylic and oil paintings and pastel, charcoal and graphite drawings – will be on display in Hagedorn Hall until the end of November.
“This exhibit celebrates artistic creation in the lives of individuals who are studying to become art teachers,” said Dr. Susan Goetz Zwirn, director and professor of fine arts education.
This year’s participating artists are:
- Lauren Amatulli, MSED; “Wise Eyes”
- Tiffany Carlo ’18, MSED; “T&B”
- Megan Cashman ’18, Advanced Certification; “Waif”
- Devin Dowling ’18, Advanced Certification; “Masquerade”
- Wendy Soledad Gil ’19, MSED; “لفتاة ذات القرط اللؤلؤي” (Girl with the Pearl Earring)
- Michael Honigstock ’18, MSED; “Self Portrait #4”
- Victoria Jenkins ’20, BSED; “Bones”
- Lisa Lakeman ’19, MSED; “Take a Moment”
- Mitchell Martinez ’18, Advanced Certification; “Lillianna”
- Theresa Rogers ’19, MSED; “Statue of Value”
“Many K-12 art teachers continue to be active as artists in spite of the challenges of time, energy, and stereotypes,” Dr. Zwirn added. “My research shows that artist–teachers change the educational dynamic of the classroom in ways that invigorate both the content and practice of teaching and learning. Artist-teachers cultivate complex learning environments that disrupt predictable approaches to schooling by creating unstructured and hospitable spaces characterized by play, conversation, and collaboration.”
See photos from the exhibit opening: