We are artists, full of passion for our work, but needing guidance and examples of how to channel that passion into viable professional pathways. At LIU Post Art we are connecting young artists to mentors who have navigated the path to self-supporting creative careers. The Business of the Creative Speaker Panel March 20, 2019 features:
Karen Fitzgerald has been a professional visual artist all of her adult life. Her work is easily found. Her single regret is to not have studied the world of business when she was younger. (Resources provided by Karen Fitzgerald are available here: ReadingResourcesArtIndustryMarch2019)
Susan Boxer Kappel, is an artist and clinical art psychotherapist. She has a private practice and is a clinical supervisor at Hofstra University’s Counseling Mental Health Professions Clinic. She is the 50th Anniversary conference chair for the for the American Art Therapy Association and the former president of the New York Art Therapy Association. She has worked with a variety of populations, created the community after tragedy art therapy resilience initiative and given lectures across the nation on various topics in Art Therapy.
Louise P. Sloane, represented by Spannerman Modern, Amy Simon Fine Art, and and Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Louise P. Sloane has been exhibiting her minimalist abstract color paintings nationally since 1991. Her career encompasses brick and mortar gallery representation to the increasingly important forum of art fairs.
Students in Studio Foundation use 3D Modeling and 3D Printing to explore light, form and scale. They learned 3D modeling to create forms that juxtapose mass and volume that were printed on a small scale. That form was then “sliced” digitally and output to shapes that were cut and assembled by hand and compared with the small scale version to study light and the impact of a shift in scale scale on form These investigations are extensions of studies of light, space, and form in paper.
Dr. Donna Tuman and Dr. SeungYeon Lee are collaborating with LIU and St. John’s University colleagues to study if preschoolers’ emergent literacy programs in rural Ugandan libraries impact school readiness. After storytelling/story-acting activities were conducted with 121 children, twice a week, over a 6month period, post-intervention testing revealed noted improvement. Literacy-based activity sessions included free drawing time, which yielded over 6,000 children’s drawings during the six-month period. The drawings are now being closely studied and analyzed to determine what characteristics of children’s artistic development in drawing advanced as an outcome of literacy intervention.
*Disclaimer* some photographs shown do not depict the actual person(s) or event due to privacy law.
The art department sculpture building is transitioning studios to accommodate new technologies for a MakerSpace fabrication center. The sculpture curriculum now includes investigations in 3D design with 3D printing and plans to expand fabrication options with laser cutting and scanning technologies. Plans for the future include a new MakeSpace studio equipped with a broad selection of electronic and hands on media to create, engineer, and design contemporary sculptural form.
In response to nation wide interest in cultural studies and museum leaning, the LIU Post art history program has recently established to New York State degree programs. Both the five-year BA/MA and a stand alone MA in museum studies will have two distinct tracks, one for museum education the other for curatorial studies. The programs are designed with laboratory style learning in which over one-third of contact time takes place within a museum; As well as internships in regional museums. The new Steinberg Museum at LIU post will be relocated and redesigned in the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library on campus to include over 500sqft of the LIU Collections visual storage display which will be accessible glass units presenting the colleges resources for hands-on college learning. This museum opening is scheduled to coincide with the launch of the museum studies program.
Recent art therapy international social action trips offered an exceptional opportunity to explore the role of the arts and social action in the delivery of art therapy services in one region of Nicaragua and South Korea. The course participants were able to experience and understand how social justice can be applied to all realms of art therapy practice. The course participants were also able to develop multiculturalism and cultural competence that effectively addresses a complex and multifaceted understanding of social action.