Second Year for Art Conference


The SAU Art Department brings back its art conference for a second year, this time focusing on connectivity in the face of technology and globalization.

During the two-day conference April 11 and 12, attendees can listen and learn from a variety of artists and academics including two keynote addresses.

On April 11, Rebecca Dawson, owner of the SIS International Shop in Davenport, will speak about how women are positively impacted through Fair Trade. On the following day, assistant professor of painting at Virginia Commonwealth University-Qatar will speak to attendees via Skype about his experiences in globalized art education.

"This is a great professional development opportunity for students, faculty, staff, those working in industry, or anyone looking to learn more about how visual arts relate to - and help facilitate - global issues," said SAU associate professor in art Renee Meyer Ernst. "The conference is a very friendly and inviting atmosphere. We welcome everyone, no matter what your profession."

making connections: global impacts of art and design

2018 Art Conference

Global Impacts of Art and Design

April 11-12 at St. Ambrose University. This conference is free and open to the public.

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To further explore how technology and communication have influenced cultures across the globe, faculty from various academic disciplines will deliver lectures or lead workshops:

  • Anita Jung, University of Iowa
  • Ethan Gannaway, St. Ambrose
  • Daniel Feinberg, Berea College
  • Arun and Padmaja Pillutla and Grace Su, St. Ambrose
  • Kathryn Anderson, St. Ambrose 
  • Vickie Phipps, Augustana College

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