Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Welcome to Lubbock!

Downloadable Conference Program

Welcome to the 2015 TASA Arts Practice Research conference in Lubbock, TX!

Steering Committee,
Carol Flueckiger, Chris Smith, Bill Gelber and Nicole Wesley

Conference Committee: Michelle Kraft, Lubbock Christian University, Gary Johnson, Texas Tech University, Ghi Fremaux, Texas Tech University, Andreas Peralta, Texas Tech University, Future Akins, Texas Tech University, Ed Check, Texas Tech University, Yasaman Moussavi, Texas Tech University, Ashley Busby, Texas Tech University

Conference Sponsors: Texas Association Schools of Art, TTU College of Visual and Performing Arts, Vernacular Music Center

Monday, August 3, 2015

Message from TASA President

Message from the TASA President Carol Fairlie
Thank you for joining the TASA Annual Conference hosted by Texas Tech in Lubbock. The world we teach in is rapidly changing, the challenges and obstacles we face are many. Whether it is the issue of constricted core curriculum, limitations on adjunct instructors or the changing concepts in teaching of core components, TASA conferences provide a meeting place to discuss, share and solve issues. A special panel on Creative Arts Core Component Area and Studio Art Courses will be held on Friday morning, Oct. 2nd.
Also, this years conference “Arts Practice Research: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and the Creative Process”, broadens the spectrum by involving multi-disciplinary concepts shared by the Visual and Performing arts.   “Arts Practice Research,” is a fast-growing topic within university curricula, both here in North America and abroad, with the fundamental conviction that both the creation and the analysis of an arts object (physical or processual) can be constituent elements of the scholarly mission, uniting the creator and the critic as “practitioner”. How does this work into your academic practices?

We are here to share ideas and we want hear your voice and your issues.    

Key Note Speaker Nick Cave

Key Note Speaker - Nick Cave
Nick Cave (born 1959‪[1] in Fulton, Missouri, USA) is an American fabric sculptordancer, and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. He also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey.‪[2] He resides in Chicago and is director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Texas Tech Sponsored Lecture

Texas Tech Sponsored Lecture - Philip Monaghan

Philip Monaghan (born September 27, 1954) is a visual artist and branding executive living in New York City. He is noted for his visual collaborations with poets. Part of the 1980s East Village fashion and art scene, Monaghan was friendly with artists including Andy Warhol.‪[1] Concurrently, Monaghan worked as an art director and branding expert for various retail companies. In 2007, he dedicated himself to a fine arts practice.‪[2]

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Juror 1 Foot Square Show

Juror 1 Foot Square Exhibition
Charles Adams, Founding Director, CASP
Mr. Adams has successfully managed a professional fine arts gallery for over thirty years in Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Adams graduated with an art history degree from NYU. He also owned and operated a successful gallery in NYC for ten years before returning to Lubbock in 1980. He has an ongoing relationship with visual and performing artists not only in West Texas but across the United States. He has served as advisor and board member to many cultural organizations in the region. As Studio Project Director, Adams provides his expertise in the oversight of the development and management of the project. Mr. Adams is the director of development, implementation and management of a marketing plan, liaison to the general public, the artists, and cultural organization for the Studio Project. He oversees the development and sustainability of an artist in residency program and other artist-­based events and activities presented on the campus.

Paul Hanna Lecture

Paul Hanna Award
Giving Voice to the Female Hero
Felice House, MFA, MS, Texas A&M University
In order for women to be recognized as heroic, women heroes have to be remembered. This talk will explore how female heroes are placed in a visual narrative of heroes. Contextualizing their lives provides a framework to understand the hero in relation to gender.
As an artist, House explores the tension between heroic archetypes and gender. Her most recent series of large-scale paintings, RE•WESTERN, places contemporary women into heroic roles played by movie icons such as John Wayne. By flipping the gender, and retaining the same visual signifiers, the series conveys female heroes and speaks to women’s access to power.

Tribute to Paul Hanna
There will be a tribute to Paul Hanna during the conference banquet by colleagues who knew him personally through his work with TASA and service as Professor and Associate Chairperson at Texas Tech University.  Paul D. Hanna, age 84, passed away July 2, 2015 in Lubbock.  He was born on July 27, 1930, in Alice, Texas, to Paul D. Hanna, Sr. and Nina Foster Hanna.