Global Impacts of Art & Design

04/11/2018 - 04/12/2018
Galvin Fine Arts Center

Free and open to the public

Join the SAU Art Department at its annual art and design conference, Making Connections: Global Impacts of Art & Design.

This symposium brings a variety of creative minds together to explore the indelible role of art and design and its far-reaching impact in the era of globalization.

Register by April 6; drop-ins welcome. Click here for registration


April 11
8-9 a.m. Check-In / Coffee (Rogalski Center Ballroom)
9-9:45 a.m. Keynote: "Touching Dreams," Rebecca Dawson, Owner, SIS International Shop - Fair Trade (Rogalski Center Ballroom)
10-10:45 a.m. "The Moon Is More Reliable Than Electricity: A Provocation for Makers and Thinkers Concerning Technology and Our Shared Human Condition," Vickie R. Phipps, Assistant Professor of Art, Augustana College (Rogalski Center Ballroom)
11 -11:45 p.m. "Art on the Road," Anita Jung, Professor of Intaglio & Print Media, University of Iowa (Rogalski Center Ballroom)
12-1 p.m. Lunch on your own (Wednesday presenters provided lunch in Cosgrove)
1-1:45 p.m. "Making Ambrose in the Midwest: Community and the Patron's Portrait," Ethan Gannaway, St. Ambrose University (Rogalski Center Ballroom)
2-3:15 p.m. Workshop: "Six Degrees of Collaboration: Illuminating Connections of Our Human Experience," Kathryn Anderson, Associate Professor of Art, St. Ambrose University (Galvin 12)

April 12
8-9 a.m. Check-In / Coffee (Galvin 131)
9-9:45 a.m. "The Globalized American Art School," Michael Perrone, Assistant Professor of Painting, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts) - Qatar (Galvin 131)
10-10:45 a.m. "Lived-Environment Aesthetics After Efficiency," Daniel Feinberg, Assistant Professor of Design and Sculpture, Berea College (Galvin 131)
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. "Making Better & Lasting Connections" Arun Pillutla, Padmaja Pillutla, Grace Su (Galvin 131)
12:15-1 p.m. Lunch on your own (Thursday presenters provided lunch in Cosgrove)
1-3 p.m. Drop-In Workshop: "World's Fair" Printmaking Open House - Drop in and make a FREE poster + T-shirt! Bring your own shirt or get an up-cycled one from us (limited sizes and quantity available). (Galvin 2: Lower Level Printmaking Studio)
1:30-3 p.m. Drop-In Workshop: "Viable Living Supply Company: We Put the Sweat in Sweatshop!" The Moving Crew. (Catich Gallery)
4-5 p.m. The Moving Crew Q&A (Galvin Room TBA)
5-7 p.m. The Moving Crew Reception (Catich Gallery)

faces of globalization

Making Connections

Global Impacts of Art & Design

April 11-12 | St. Ambrose University Campus | We appreciate an RSVP by April 6 to help us plan for refreshments and seating, but drop-ins are always welcome!

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Renee Meyer Ernst, Associate Professor

Art Department
Galvin Fine Arts Center
518 West Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803

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