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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


Cathie Tyler
Welcome to Austin and the TASA Conference at St. Edwards University. It promises to be an outstanding

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We would like to welcome you and thank you for being a part of Art + Community, the 42nd Annual TASA conference, hosted by St. Edwards University. Weve had a lot of fun planning this years conference, and hope you enjoy whats in store. The 2012 conference theme, Art + Community: a shared dialog of green art, social activism, collaboration and community art, explores the open exchange of ideas, influences, policies and actions that artists and communities engage in both at the local and global level. With over 40 speakers from all corners of Texas, and a keynote speech and workshop from Houston-born artist Mel Chin, we hope this will be an exciting fun-filled conference.

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1 Flatbed Press 2830 East MLK 2 Austin Museum of Art 823 Congress 3 Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River 4 Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel 208 Barton Springs 5 Zax Pints and Plates 312 Barton Springs 6 Threadgills Restaurant 308 W. Riverside 7 Uchi Restaurant 801 S. Lamar 8 Jos Hot Coffee Good Food 1300 S. Congress 9 The Highball 1141 S. Lamar 10 Gueros Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress 11 Home Slice Pizza 1415 S. Congress 12 South Congress Cafe 1600 S. Congress 13 Vespaio 1610 S. Congress 14 La Mexicana Bakery 1924 S. 1st 15 Woodland 1716 S. Congress 16 Magnolia Cafe South 1920 S. Congress 17 Garden District Coffee House 2810 S. Congress 18 Ruta Maya Importing Co 3601 S. Congress

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CONTENTS

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MEMBERSHIP
2012 Members Professors Adjuncts Students Artists Corporate Groups 396 122 62 201 9 2 vs. 2011 +17 -42 +9 +48 0 +2 739 164 53 153 9 0

SUBSCRIBER EMAILS
Current number of subscribers: 834 Last year: 764 Total number of emails sent: This year to date: 37 All of last year: 56

*Flatbed: 4:00 4:30p tour of Flatbed Press 4:30p bus leaves for Hyatt *Hyatt: 6:00p bus leaves for Mexican American Cultural Center *MACC: 6:30p Dinner Banquet at the Mexican American Cultural Center 7:30p Keynote Address by Mel Chin 8:30p Presentations of Awards 9:00p bus leaves for Hyatt

FINANCIAL
2011-12 Beginning Balance: $34,382.91 2011-12 Ending Balance: $48,654.41** Expenses: $87,003.42 Revenue: $101,274.92 YTD Prot/Loss: +$14,271.50

Average of 3 emails sent out a month. On average, over a third of our list opens the emails. About 10% of the list clicks through.

* Off-campus venue Members should pick up their work from Arts140 between 2:30 3:30p. (Unless youve made arrangements to have the work shipped).

If you dont receive our emails and would like to be added to our mailing list, subscribe through tasart.org or email communications @aigaaustin.org.

Students should pick up their work from the Fine Arts Gallery at 3:30p. Bus use reserved for those staying at the conference hotel.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: TASA Art (Group) 759 members (+210) Twitter: @tasart 1,101 followers (+667) Linkedin: TASA Art Group 541 members (+263)

OTHER COMMUNICATION
Flickr (photos): Flickr.com/photos/tasart The photos document most of our TASA events from 2004-2011. Website: tasart.org for all information. You can also subscribe to our iCal feed and follow our event

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THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2012 *Hyatt: 3:00 5:00p check-in and registration 5:00p bus leaves for the AMOA *AMOA: 5:00 7:00p Kick-off reception at the Austin Museum of Art 7:00p bus leaves for Hyatt Dinner on your own (See map on page 28 for suggestions) FRIDAY APRIL 13, 2012 Breakfast on your own (See map on page 39 for suggestions) *Hyatt: 8:00a bus leaves for St. Edwards Ragsdale: 8:15a 12:00p Registration in Mabee Ballroom B Drop off of artwork for One Cube Foot & TASA Student Juried Exhibitions Ragsdale: 8:15a 2:00p Vendors & Student Poster Sessions in Mabee Ballroom B Ragsdale: 9:00a 12:30p Featured Speakers in Mabee Ballroom A Ken Dawson, Paul Hana Lecture Catherine Caesar, Art History Presentation Stacy Schultz, Art History Presentation Robert Hite, St. Edwards Sponsored Speaker Ragsdale: 12:30p Lunch provided in Mabee Ballroom C 1:30p Campus Tour & Robert Hite exhibit

Fleck: 2:00 3:15p Panel & Workshop SESSION I (see pgs 11-14) 3:30 4:45p Panel & Workshop SESSION II (see pgs 15-18) Fleck: 2:00p Set up for Iron Pour 3:30p Iron Pour (meet transport van in back of Fleck at 3:20) 5:00p bus leaves for Hyatt Dinner on your own (See map on page 39 for suggestions)

REVENUE/EXPENSE DETAIL
Revenue/Expense Detail: Administrative Membership Dues Student Group Reimbursements Chapter Development Supplies, Admin and Operations Events Artist Ranch 2011 2011 Annual Membership Party 2010 Annual Membership Party Artist Breakfast Series Creative Mass Art Speak Finding Grants $56,430.77 $585 $2,804.17 $670.74 $0 $0 $329.02 $732.94 $302.56 $139.64 $4,324.64 $110.62 $630.91 $4,068.24 $96.69 $0 $0 $0 $0 $161.76 $3,573.66 $764.95 $87,003.42 $62,809.28 $0 $1,771.91 $1,560 $0 $180 $458 $1,470.69 $1,131 $130 $5870 $601.75 $650 $4,790 $0 $99 $55 $80 $50 $45 $3,850 $0 $101,274.92 $6,378.51 -$585 -$1,032.26 $889.26 $0 $180 $128.98 $737.75 $828.44 -$9.64 $1,545.36 $491.13 $19.09 $721.76 -$96.69 $99 $55 $80 $50 -$116.76 $276.34* -$764.95 $14,271.50 $0 $1,900.00 $4,294.20 $4,806.57 $14,775.69 $0 $13.78 $883.82 $14,775.69 -$1,900.00 -$4,280.42 -$3,922.75 Expense Revenue Prot/Loss

SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012 Breakfast on your own (See map on page 39 for suggestions) *Hyatt: 8:00a bus leaves for St. Edwards University Arts: 8:15 9:30a Registration in Art Building 8:30 9:30a One-Cube Foot Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery (pastries & coffee provided) Arts: 9:30a 10:45a Panel & Workshop SESSION III (see pgs 19-23) 11:00a 12:15p Panel & Workshop SESSION IV (see pgs 24-27) Main: 12:30 2:30p Lunch provided in Maloney (Annual Business Meeting) Arts: 2:30 3:30p Interconnected TASA Student Juried Exhibition 3:30p bus leaves for Flatbed Press

Reel Artist Small Talks Making Faces screening Lounge Bowl Whats New With Easels Get on Press! Workshop The Mix Student Portfolio Review Preparing and Speaking About Your Portfolio Self Promotion in the Digital Age Resume Workshop Brand You Student Picnic Summer Shindig The Texas Show 2012 TOTAL

*$276.34 of the Summer Shindig Proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross. **This amount is based on the balance on 3/7/12 plus the current pending checks/deposits.

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SESSION IV SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 11:00AM Arts 114 Panel: Collaboration

Speaker Bios
Keynote Speaker: Mel Chin Paul Hanna Lecture: Ken Dawson Little Art History Presentation: Catherine Caesar Art History Presentation: Stacy Schultz St. Edwards Sponsored Speaker: Robert Hite
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-Art, Aesthetics, Education and Activism dealing with the Border Wall -Can border wall artwork change minds, influence policy and alter popular culture? -The Border Wall and Community Based Art Education

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 11:00AM Arts 120 Panel: Art & Community Fundred: Engaging in a 300 Million Dollar Difference

SESSION IV SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 11:00AM Arts 121 Workshop: Technology -Reality Community: Fostering a of Involvement in the Classroom and Beyond -Blog, Design, Technology

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SESSION III SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 9:30AM Arts 110 Workshop: Green Art/Environmental Weathergrams: A Spring Peace Project SESSION III SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 9:30AM Arts 113 Panel: Collaborative Projects -Imagillaboration- A National Sculpture Collaboration Project, the logistical challenges and rewards of working, exchanging, and exhibiting these 3-D compositions on a national scale -A Cast Iron Chain for America -Taking Iron to the Arctic -UTSA Collaborative Editions

SESSION III SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 9:30AM Arts 121 Workshop: Green Art/Environmental -Teaching Software on the Fly or Resources for Teaching Technology or How to teach computer stuff you dont know or Computer Instruction for Dummies SESSION IV

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Through his community actions, he has engaged innercity neighborhoods and helped to rejuvenate local economies. His interest in science, ecology and the environment can be seen in some of his most famous works including Revival Field, s.p.a.w.n. and knowmad were featured in the first season of the pbs series art21 (Art in the Twenty First Century). His most recent project, the Fundred Dollar Bill Project, is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings.

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This creative collective action is intended to support

Arts 113 Panel: Art & Activism -Human Rights Art & Community Education -Cash Paid for Rags A sketchbook performance -Deportes Para Compartir and the Albergues Escolares Indigenas(Sports For Sharing and
Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas in 1951, he graduated from Peabody College in Nashville,

Operation Paydirt, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, health care professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers and artists. After Katrina had wiped out much of New Orleans, Chin was invited to the city to see how he could make a difference in the community. Working with scientists, Chin found that the lead contamination in the soil in New Orleans was at Tennessee in 1975, and later moved to New York City a hazardous level. To find a solution to this problem, in 1983. Chin is highly motivated by social, political Operation Paydirt was put into action. In 2012, once and cultural realities, and his work reflects his concern Fundred reaches its goal of 3 million artworks, an for the environment and social consciousness. His armored truck, running on vegetable oil, will pick up the work is often exhibited or installed in public spaces drawings and take them to Washington D.C., where beyond the traditional confines of the gallery or we will request from Congress an even exchange of museum. A conceptual artist, Chins body of work Fundred Dollars for 300 million dollars worth of aid for ranges from earthworks to animated films. For Chin, New Orleans. art has the power to provoke greater social awareness and a sense of responsibility in the viewer.

SESSION III SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 9:30AM Arts 120 Panel: Innovations in Foundations -Innovations in Foundation Curriculum -From 2D to Cross-Disciplinary Space- Revising Beginning Design -Drawing Structure: Beginning Drawing and a DIY Textbook

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PAUL HANNA LECTURE


His work is included in many public and private collections around the country. Since 1993, he has maintained a studio and alternative exhibition space, Rrose Amarillo, in downtown San Antonio. His work is included in many public and private collections around the country. Collections include The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu Hawaii, The City of Seattle, The Nelson Gallery of the University of California at Davis, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle and many others. A sixty four page retrospective catalog titled, Ken Little: Little Changes with essays by Kay Whitney and Dave

SESSION II FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 3:30PM Fleck 106 Panel: Masters Showcase -Virtual Humans and Living Worlds Graduate Programs in Arts and Technology at UT Dallas -A Growing University The Graduate Art Programs at UT Arlington -Preparing Students for Effective Practice and Leadership in Art Education

SESSION II FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 3:30PM Fleck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 2 -Moving Beyond Image and into Community with: Relational Aesthetics: Part 2 SESSION II FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 3:30PM Fleck Iron Pour MEET TRANSPORT VAN IN BACK OF FLECK AT 3:20

ARTS SESSION III

Hickey is available. His artists web site is found at

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www.kenlittle.com. Ken Littles talk will cover his multi

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 9:30AM Arts 110 Workshop: Green Art/Environmental Arts 113 Panel: Collaborative Projects Arts 116 Workshop: Innovations in Foundations Arts 120 Panel: Innovations in Foundations Arts 121 Workshop: Technology

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faceted career, his artwork and its development over his lifetime. Ken Little was born in Canyon,Texas in 1947. He received a bfa from Texas Tech in 1970, and an mfa from the University of Utah in 1972. He has worked in various media including: bronze, ceramics, neon, performance, wood, steel, cast iron, $1 bills, shoes, and other found objects. His work has been featured in over 35 one person exhibitions, 200 group exhibitions, numerous national publications, and catalogs. Since 1988 he has been a Professor of Art (Sculpture) in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since 1993, he has maintained a studio and alternative exhibition space, Rrose Amarillo, in downtown San Antonio.

Fleck 108 Lecture: Art & Community -The Returning Vet and FILM NOIR: The Problematic

Robert Dawson Little


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FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 3:30PM Fleck 109 Panel: Collaboration -The Arts Triangle ArtsWalk Project -Collaborative Projects -Low-Rider Bikes in Higher Education: A Project by Throw Away Youth

SESSION IV SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 11:00AM Arts 113 Panel: Art & Activism Arts 114 Panel: Collaboration Arts 120 Panel: Art & Community Arts 121 Workshop: Technology

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FLECK SESSION I FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2:00PM Fleck 106 Panel: Collaborative/Community Fleck 108 Panel: Green Art/Environmental Fleck 109 Panel: Art & Community Fleck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 1

SESSION I FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2:00PM Fleck 108 Panel: Green Art/Environmental -Were green, participatory and public! -Curly, Shaggy, Gleaming, Streaming, The Art of Hair: An Intimate Recycling Program

ART HISTORY PRESENTATION

SESSION II FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 3:30PM Fleck 106 Panel: Masters Showcase Fleck 108 Lecture: Art & Community Fleck 109 Panel: Collaboration Fleck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 2 Fleck Iron Pour (meet transport van in back of fleck at 3:20) SESSION I

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2:00PM Fleck 109 Panel: Art & Community -Appreciating Life Through Art -The Struggle For Meaning Between The Artist And The Audience, A Balance between

Catherine Caesar
Catherine Caesars current research interests include feminist art, conceptual practice, and reading rooms/ libraries in contemporary art. Earning her doctorate at Emory University in 2005, she produced a dissertation titled Personae: The Feminist Conceptual Work of Eleanor Antin and Martha Rosler, 1968-1977. She is an Assistant Professor of art at the University of Dallas. Caesars paper will investigate Robert Smithsons

Stacy Schultz
Stacy Schultz received her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University in 2004. Her previous teaching positions include Visiting Assistant Professor at Kentucky Statement University (2004-2005) and The University of Texas at Arlington (2007-2008). She has also taught in the California State University system (CSU Northridge, CSU Fullerton, CSU San Bernardino, and San Diego State University) ranging from womens studies to nineteenth century art. Her dissertation, The Female Body in Performance: Themes of Beauty, Body Image, Identity, and Violence, has evolved into two lectures given at the College Art Association: Performing the Black Nude: The Artists Body as a Contested Site (2005) and Southern California Feminism and Body Image: A Performative Response (2007). She will present her paper, The Intersection of Social Activism and Community: Performing Civil Rights

SESSION I FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2:00PM Fleck 106 Panel: Collaborative/Community -Multiplicity in Collaboration and Community -Borderland Youth: A Social Geography Revealed through Participatory Art Practice -Eastland Outdoor Art Museum SESSION I

Artist and Community -Eastland Outdoor Art Museum

notion of aerial art, investigating its relationship to the Texas landscape and its impact on the conception of sculpture and the formation of a modern, itinerant identity in a transglobal community.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2:00PM Fleck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 1 -Moving Beyond Image and into Community with: Relational Aesthetics: Part 1

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ST. EDWARDS SPONSORED SPEAKER


Hites highly refined technique and meticulous attention to detail produce illusions that are both confounding and transformative. In the photographic series Imagined Histories, Hite resituates his architectural sculptures in outdoor settings, magnifying the effects of dislocation and displacement that is central to all his imagery. In 1997, Hite and his family moved to a nineteenthcentury Methodist church and parsonage in the village of Esopus, New York. The artist is currently represented by Susan Eley Fine Arts in New York City, Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery in Los Angeles, Espacio En Blanco in Madrid, and Pearl Arts Gallery in Stone Ridge, New York. Hite will be a visiting artist at St. Edwards University, and will give a lecture presentation Born in 1956 in rural Virginia, Robert Hite attended of his work at the 2012 TASA conference. An Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and exhibition of his photographs will be on display in the the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. After Scarborough Phillips Library at St. Edwards University. studying traditional ink brush painting in Malaysia, he While a visiting artist, Hite will install a new sculpture worked as a studio assistant with Washington Color specifically designed for the St. Edwards Campus. School painter Leon Berkowitz. Informed both by a rich This new work, Crossing Safely, was inspired by southern narrative tradition and a closeness to natural a modest shack in Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico. This environments, Hites imagery often draws upon his sculpture addresses issues of immigration and border memories of youthful wanderings in the Virginia tide crossing. You can see more of his work at waters. He has sought out and photographed rural www.roberthite.com. dwellings not only in the southern United States and the Caribbean, but also in Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia. Working within and between painting, sculpture and photography,

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CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS
Pilar Arrieta Erica Bogdan Emily Borneman Mary Brantl Jessica Buie Walle Conoly Barbra Curtin Caroline Eck Chrissy Flanigan Amy Gerhauser Hollis Hammonds Kelly Hanus Donal Haughey Guillermo Hinojosa-Canales Stan Irvin Miriam Jurgensen Daniel Lievens Justin Martin Michael Massey Connie McCreary Rebecca Marino Jorge Muoz Tuan Phan Kaletia Roberts Angela Rodgers Kate Rosati Nicole Ryder Jennah Slinran Emily Speck Art Thompson Brenda Torres Vicki Totten Khristine Tugangui Kelly Waguespack Lindsey Webb Maline Werness Colleen White Monica Wright Eric Zimmerman We would like to extend our thanks to all volunteers, especially those whose names didnt make it into the printed program.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: POSTER PRESENTATIONS


On Friday, April 13th, students from various schools in Texas will present their research in a poster session. The session will be held in the Ragsdale Centers Mabee Ballroom B from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Robert Hite

Chris Adams // Texas Tech University Bruce Alves // Texas Tech University Jared Applegate // Texas Tech University Rebecca Beals // Texas Tech University Shelly Forbis // Texas Tech University Scotty Hensler // Texas Tech University Sarah Jamison // Texas Tech University Benjamin Lamb // Texas State University Kris Leinen // Texas Tech University Aidan Liller // St. Edwards University Shannon Ramos // Texas Tech University Emily Speck // St. Edwards University Kelly Waguespack // St. Edwards University Chris Walnoha // Texas Tech University

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TASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS


PRESIDENT 2008-2012 Cathie Tyler // Paris Junior College PRESIDENT-ELECT 2009-2010 Greg Reuter // Texas A&M University Corpus BOARD MEMBER/RECORDER 2007-2012 Susan Wilta-Kemph // San Antonio College BOARD MEMBER/ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS 2007-2012 Greg Elliot // University of Texas San Antonio BOARD MEMBER 2008-2012 Bill Simpson // Trinity Valley Community College BOARD MEMBER/TREASURER 2008-2012/ ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR, GALLERY NETWORK Liz Yarosz-Ash // Midwestern State University BOARD MEMBER/ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, PHOTOGRAPHY SURVEY 2007-2012 Gary Fields // Stephen F. Austin University BOARD MEMBER/DATABASE 2008-2012 Brian Row // Texas State University- San Marcos BOARD MEMBER 2009-2012 Sandra Baker // Brazosport College BOARD MEMBER/NEWSLETTER 2007-2012 Kurt Dyrhaug // Lamar University BOARD MEMBER/MEMBERSHIP 2008-2012 Omar Hernandez // El Centro College- DCCCD BOARD MEMBER/MEMBERSHIP 2008-2012 Omar Hernandez // El Centro College- DCCCD STAFF MEMBER/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Linda Fawcelt // Hardin-Simmons University STAFF MEMBER/WEBMASTER Victoria Taylor-Gore // Amarillo College CONFERENCE CHAIR 2012 Hollis Hammonds // St. Edwards University CONFERENCE CHAIR 2012 Angela Rodgers // St. Edwards University

CONFERENCE VENDORS
On Friday, April 13th in the Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom B, several vendors will set up displays and materials to view or take. Vendors will set up around 8 a.m. and will be available until 2 p.m. ART LIES www.artlies.org PRISMACOLOR REPRESENTATIVE Shelley Minus LIQUITEX REPRESENTATIVE Peter Andrew BIG MEDIUM bigmedium.org

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F leck 106 Panel: Collaborative/Community F leck 108 Panel: Green Art/Environmental F leck 109 Panel: Art & Community F leck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 1

CONFERENCE SPONSORS & DONORS


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FLECK 106 PANEL: COLLABORATIVE/COMMUNITY


Multiplicity in Collaboration and Community Sang-Mi Yoo // Assistant Professor at Texas Tech
Globalization has seemingly brought the world closer together and has resulted in a heightened sense of the familiar. This feeling of familiarity provides a bridge through which Yoo can access and magnify her perception of a world derived from personal experience. In her work, the fictive nature of a space that is both idealized and conditioned by our society reflects skepticism and multiplicity as she obscures the distinction between the past and the present, stereotypes and the real, and collective and personal memories. By embracing both personal and collaborative presentations, her work explores the possibilities of an idealized environment.

Borderland Youth: A Social Geography Revealed through Participatory Art Practice Jason Reed // Assistant Professor of Photography //
Texas State University-San Marcos

Guided by a conceptual framework of reciprocity, Borderland Youth at Texas State University is working collaboratively with various communities of youth living in the US/Mexico border region to creatively reflect upon the cross-cultural, human experiences existent within this significant social geography. By utilizing participatory art practices we are able to create a public body of work that functions as a tangible mechanism to activate social awareness and provide access to a more realistic, complex, and complete story of the US/Mexico border and its residents. The resulting work is exhibited, published, and ultimately

Credits
TASA Board of Directors Conference Vendors Conference Sponsors & Donors Conference Volunteers Student Spotlight Interconnected: TASA Juried Student Exhibition 2012

Eastland Outdoor Art Museum


archived at Texas State University.

Cathi Ball // Assistant Professor // Howard Payne


Cathi Ball has completed work on the Eastland Outdoor Art Museum, a project conceived in her sketchbooks. This Museum is an attempt to make art accessible to all the children of Eastland, Texas. The museum includes 4ews2 works at 40 locations completed over 3 years with 144 local volunteers and students. The project allows the students of Eastland access to art while advertising the artist work. This community wide project has truly painted the town.

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ONE CUBE FOOT EXHIBITION 2012


Every year at the tasa Annual Conference, conference attendees are invited to participate in the tasa One Cube Foot Exhibition. As tasas One Square Cube Exhibitions title indicates, submissions for this show must be limited to one square foot, and submissions can be 2-d or 3-d. This year Robert Hite will judge the exhibition. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, April 14th, in the St. Edwards University Fine Arts Gallery from 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m., and will include an awards presentation.
Note: work from the One Cube Foot Exhibit should be picked up from arts140 between 2:30 3:30p. (Unless youve made arrangements to have the work shipped)

INTERCONNECTED: TASA JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION 2012


JUROR Eric Zimmerman // Artist & Writer ezimmerman.org

FLECK 108 PANEL: GREEN ART/ ENVIRONMENTAL


Were Green, Participatory and Public! Randy Jewart // Director of Austin Green Art//
www.austingreenart.org

Red Listed Catherine Prose // Assistant Professor of Art &


Gallery Director // Midwestern State University

The mission of Austin Green Art is to help the community to fully understand the revolutionary calling that defines sustainability by visually representing it, inspiring people to engage it, and building participatory programs that give people a real feeling of its transformative power. We aspire to train a new generation of artists who serve their communities and to inspire a new generation of creative citizens. A Green Artist is an agent for change, uniquely qualified to merge environmental, social and economic considerations into collaborative projects that raise social network capital and community standards of sustainability.

Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson is quoted as saying that destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. Art certainly does not have the ability to correct global climate change, but it can educate and inform in an evocative rather than didactic manner. There is an abundant history of using nature as a metaphor to reflect and comment on morals, values and humankind. In the same respect, the use of nature as a metaphor emulates an attempt to place ourselves within nature. Today we face an unknown and unseen nature as it is being lost before we discover it and invented before we understand it.

Fifty-four students from schools all over Texas applied for this juried exhibition. The exhibition reception will be Saturday, April 14, from 2:303:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Gallery at St. Edwards University.
Samantha Alexeichik // Hardin-SimmonsUniversity Erica Bogdan // St. Edwards University Meagan Carney // St. Edwards University Alexandra Coody // Midwestern State University Eliana Fanous // McMurry University Kenneth Fontenot // Texas State University Shannon Gowen // Texas State University Jaclyn Hudak // Texas State University Benjamin Lamb // Texas State University Aidan Liller // St. Edwards University Albert Longoria // Texas State University Krystal N. Maestas // Hardin-Simmons University Rebecca Marino // St. Edwards University Eric Mathis // Texas State University Caitlin McCollom // Texas State University Miguel Ortiz // Sul Ross State University Kevin Dean Ramler // Sul Ross State University Cari Ritchie // Hardin-Simmons University Bri Anna Sattereld // Midwestern State University Michael Scot // St. Edwards University Callie Simpson // St. Edwards University Emily Speck // St. Edwards University Tyler Tailiaferro // Midwestern State University Khristine Tugangui // St. Edwards University Ashley Watson // St. Edwards University Simon Welch // Midwestern State University

Curly, Shaggy, Gleaming, Streaming, The Art of Hair: An Intimate Recycling Program Rosemary Meza-DesPlas // El Centro College
This presentation examines the history of recycling human hair to create art. The utilization of human hair in art can be traced back to Queen Victorias reign in the mid nineteenth century. It also examines the ways human hair is used by contemporary artists. Artists go

SOLAR POWERED PAPER DOLL Carol Flueckiger

green by recycling a personal part of the human body hair. Cultural perceptions about hair will be discussed in an art historical context.

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Appreciating Life Through Art
History // University of North Texas

FLECK 111 WORKSHOP: ART & COMMUNITY PT. 1


Moving Beyond Image and into Community with: Relational Aesthetics: Part 1 Georganna Tapley // Artist & Teacher at Art

This has led to the segregation of fine art, relegating it to the rarified world of galleries and museums, as distinct from daily life and the real world. This poses a dilemma for artists who seek to engage social

ARTS 121 WORKSHOP: TECHNOLOGY*


REALITY COMMUNITY: FOSTERING A SENSE OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND

Terry Barrett // Professor of Art Education & Art


This presentation will look at a diverse group of people responding directly to contemporary works of art and how these works affect their lives. Barrett has been working with elderly in assisted-living homes, cancer patients, autistic teen-agers, business men and women, and students of all ages, pre-K through Ph.D., in the USA and in Holland (visiting artist position). He is concerned with people building meaningful connections between contemporary art and their personal and communal lives.

or political issues, such as the walls that are being erected along the U.S. Mexico border. More than 600
Alliance Center // Brazosport College, Lee College

Jana C. Perez // Texas Womans University


miles of border wall have been built, tearing through Many students today believe that they possess a cities, farms, and wildlife. In the face of something that sense of community through social and screen inflicts itself so powerfully and destructively upon the media such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs and texting real world, what role can art play? often engaging in several of these simultaneously.

This workshop has a structure that deals with the individual person as the artist and the teacher. When catastrophic things occur within communities it affects everyone. When hurricanes IKE and Katrina devastated the shores and lives of thousands, it was impossible for me to go into the classroom with the attitude of lessons as normal. The relational and artist parts of me collaborate with the participants to respond to the events in the world around us. I use these events to teach how artists with conscience might respond. The Art becomes the result and or response to these events.

FUNDRED: ENGAGING IN A 300 MILLION DOLLAR DIFFERENCE Mel Chin // Artist & Keynote Speaker
This workshop will engage Texas artists and educators in a fun and simple art project with a powerful solution based mission. You will leave prepared to mobilize your community! The Fundred Dollar Bill Project reaches out to students of all ages to create Fundred Dollar Bills in hopes of gathering 300 million creative voices from across the country in the form of drawings. The original artworks will be delivered to congress with a request that they are exchanged for their equivalent in goods and service to transform the lead contaminated soils in New Orleans and ultimately every lead affected city.

Are students really interacting in a communal way via technology or simply settling for a less active, internal dialogue? This presentation will outline the results of key objectives and projects incorporated into graphic design coursework that utilize both personal relationships and technology to create and contribute to the idea of community in and outside of the classroom. *Limit First 20 Participants

The Struggle for Meaning Between The Artist &The Audience: A Balance between Artist and Community Joe Kagle // Professor of Art // Lone Star College
To understand the artist, we start with what makes an artist the creator that he becomes: the Complete Artist Communicator. To accomplish this, the 21st century artist uses all talents and abilities to serve humans through making up for deficiencies in an individual. We must understand fundamentals: 1) recruiting dedicated individuals who use all their senses to communicate with each other; 2) mix in the dedication and passion of the focused creative effort; and 3) envision an ideate transcending the surface to universal humanity.

BLOG, DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY Daniel Lievens // Graphic Designer & Faculty


Member // St. Edwards University

This presentation will discuss the use of blogs to archive work, present new work, and give students a venue for receiving and giving feedback outside of the traditional critique. Well look at the use of blogs from the student/user perspective as well as setting up and structuring of the blogs from the faculty perspective.

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ART, AESTHETICS, EDUCATION AND ACTIVISM DEALING WITH BORDER WALL David Freeman // Visual Arts Faculty // South

It also includes specific research and curriculum to heighten awareness for the need of community based art and arts education within secondary and upper division students.

THE BORDER WALL AND COMMUNITY BASED ART EDUCATION


Texas College

Bret Lef ler, Ph.D // Assistant Professor & Art


Photography has been a tool for social and political change for many years and it can exude tremendous educational authority. What better time than now for artists to utilize art as a tool of enlightenment and education on the specific issue of the border fence and all the challenges it produces. The border fence strikes at the very essence of our culture and democracy. I ask my class how we can investigate the relationships of image, community, concept, and the cognitive process. In this political climate how do we produce a didactic principle and call authority into question and do it via digital photography.
Education Adviser // Houston, TX

Session Two
F leck 106 Panel: Masters Showcase F leck 108 Lecture: Art & Community F leck 109 Panel: Collaboration F leck 111 Workshop: Art & Community Part 2 F leck Iron Pour

The border wall controversy affects every citizen of the United States and Mexico in one way or another whether directly or indirectly. Teaching eight miles from the border in McAllen, Texas has heightened Matthews awareness of the effects the wall is having on our two countries and how these changes will impact our lives for years to come. He uses the classroom as an incubator to discuss the pros and cons of the wall and what artists can do to bring awareness to the situation. Can border wall artwork change minds, influence policy and alter popular culture? asks Matthews. Yes, I believe it can.

CAN BORDER WALL ARTWORK CHANGE WHAT ROLE CAN ART PLAY? BORDER MINDS, INFLUENCE POLICY AND ALTER WALL POPULAR CULTURE Scott Nicol // Visual Arts Faculty // South Texas Tom Matthews // Assistant Chair & Visual Arts
Faculty // South Texas College College

The art of the modern and postmodern eras sought to establish its autonomy, art for arts sake, leaving behind the societal functions of the past. In our time, art is not supposed to do something, it is merely supposed to be.

This presentation focuses on how art education majors at the University of Texas at Brownsville have addressed the needs of the community by developing an exhibition using the border wall as a theme.

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VIRTUAL HUMANS AND LIVING WORLDS GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY AT UT DALLAS

Their large department enrolls more than 800 undergraduate majors and boasts extensive facilities. Arlington is situated directly between Dallas and Fort Worth and is convenient to an extensive cultural

ARTS 113 PANEL: ART & ACTIVISM


HUMAN RIGHTS ART & COMMUNITY EDUCATION Jenny Bryson Clark // South Texas College

My project revisits the rag trade by taking discarded or second-hand shirts and blueprinting them with phrases and images from nineteenth-century material culture, creating wearable hybrids of the early American womens movement and contemporary artifacts from my local thrift store. Research and ideas for this project

experience, many world-class museums, and a growing economy.

Marjorie A. Zielke, Ph. D // Assistant Professor //


University of Texas at Dallas

Political Science Faculty

were gathered at the American Antiquarian Society

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR EFFECTIVE


The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) offers

Professor Richard Lubben // South Texas


in Worcester, MA, and the TTU Womens Studies
College Visual Arts Faculty

PRACTICE AND LEADERSHIP IN ART


a unique masters and mfa in Arts and Technology

Program.

EDUCATION
(atec). The atec program is one of the fastest growing

We are entering our 5th year at South Texas College hosting an annual human rights art exhibition in conjunctions with the Human Trafficking Conference sponsored by the Womens Studies Committee. Jennifer Clark from the STC Political Science Department and Womens Studies President would present an overview of the Sex Trafficking Conference and how they collaborate with artists to educate the community and bring awareness of this global and regional problem. Richard Lubben from the STC Art Department and Exhibit Curator will show selected images from previous shows and discuss how artists have used their art to communicate a personal experience, open a dialogue or encourage selfreflection about the issue.

Christopher Adejumo // Associate Professor of


degree plans at UT Dallas. A Ph.D. program is also in the final phases of development. Students study the
The mission of the art education program at the
Visual Art Studies/Art Education // University of Texas

DEPORTES PARA COMPRATIR AND THE ALBERGUES ESCOLARES INDIGENAS (SPORTS FOR SHARING AND THE INDIGENOUS SHELTER SCHOOLS OF MEXICO) Roger Colombik & Jerolyn Bahm Colombik // Columbik Studios // Wimberly, TX
Working in Collaboration with the Mexican Association of the United Nations and Deportes Para Compartir, we are developing a documentary project that will raise awareness about the cultural heritage of indigenous children that are educated and cared for in shelter schools. The shelters are located throughout the country and often provide the only means of insuring that children living in very remote communities can receive three meals a day as well as a fine general education. Deportes Para Compartir uses group sport activities to promote the United Nations millennial goals that include issues of gender equality and child health.

application of technology in art to produce interactive


University of Texas at Austin is to provide excellence in the

exhibits, computer games, training and simulations,


preparation of art teachers, art museum educators, and

web programs, animation, 3-d modeling and other


community art programmers. The aim of the program

technology-based art media. Students can also


is to cultivate top-rated scholarship through institutional

combine the study of atec with Emerging Media and


and community partnerships and research-based

Communications (emac) to study the evolution of text


development of art education theory and practice. The

and narrative within the context of arts and technology.


art education faculty members are committed to helping

A GROWING UNIVERSITY THE GRADUATE


students make connections between knowledge acquired

PROGRAMS AT UT ARLINGTON
in the classroom, student teaching in the public schools,

Leighton McWilliams // Associate Professor &


Assistant Chair of Art & History // University of Texas Arlington

and experiential learning in alternative settings in the community. The introduction of the program at the 2012

UT Arlington is a growing University with enrollment


TASA conference will entail a detailed description of the

CASH PAID FOR RAGS: A SKETCHBOOK PERFORMANCE Carol Flueckiger // Texas Tech University
This sketchbook performance is inspired by the nineteenth-century practice of recycling rags for paper.

approaching 30,000. UT Arlington has a mfa program


degree options in the graduate art education program,

that offers study in one of four media areas- Visual


which are school focus, art museum education, and

Communications, Film/ Video, Glass, and Intermedia.


community-based art education.

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THE RETURNING VET AND FILM NOIR: THE

The concept of the Art Triangle came about through looking at a map of campus and noting that a line drawn around all of the buildings in the soa created a triangular shape. Following this theme the concept

Session Four
Arts 113 Arts 114 Arts 120 Arts 121 Panel: Art & Activism Panel: Collaboration Panel: Art & Community Workshop: Technology

PROBLEMATIC
of a connective experience tying these sites together

Dr. John A. Calabrese // Professor of Visual Arts


began to emerge as an interactive tour or artswalk,
// Texas Womans University

featuring the various arts in non-traditional settings; in Dr. Calabrese will present film noir clips and discourse and around the buildings on the map, where virtually related to the problematic. This means that the films anything could happen. attempt to deal with a problem without overtly stating

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
it. Ostensibly these are thriller/suspense films, murder

Colby Parsons // Associate Professor of Art //


mysteries. Beneath many plots are issues dealing with the returning vet to a society that is less than eager to have him, a world in which he does not fit. He is oftentimes forced to assume the position of a criminal who has to vindicate himself by overcoming various insurmountable obstacles. Each film presents variations on this theme.
Texas Womans University

Colby Parsons is a sculptor who has been involved in several collaborative projects. One in Denmark with sculptor Brian Boldon in 2006, one in Dallas with the painter/sculptor Mark Collop from 20072008, and one in Denton with electroacoustic composer Greg Dixon from 2008 up to now. These collaborations have incorporated a broad range of media including clay, glass, video, wood, cardboard, found objects, and light; and each one has taken its own direction depending on the particular interests we share, and the

FLECK 109 PANEL: COLLABORATION


THE ARTS TRIANGLE ARTSWALK PROJECT Gary Washmon // Interim Chair of Visual Arts //
Texas Womans University

chemistry of the collaborative relationship. Most of these have involved installation settings with some kind of interactive element inviting the viewers participation in the work.

A committee of faculty members was formed from the various departments in the School of the Arts (soa); Dance, Music, Drama and the Visual Arts to create an identity for this new school and to create an event that would encompass all of the arts in the soa.

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LOW-RIDER BIKES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A PROJECT BY THROW AWAY YOUTH Future Akins // Assistant Professor of Art
Education & Visual Studies // Texas Tech University

FLECK 111 WORKSHOP: ART & COMMUNITY PT. 2


MOVING BEYOND IMAGE AND INTO COMMUNITY WITH RELATIONAL AESTHETICS: PT 2 Georganna Tapley // Artist & Teacher at Art
Alliance Center // Brazosport College // Lee College

ARTS 121 WORKSHOP: TECHNOLOGY*


TEACHING SOFTWARE ON THE FLY OR RESOURCES FOR TEACHING TECHNOLOGY OR HOW TO TEACH COMPUTER INSTRUCTION FOR DUMMIES Peter Tucker // Assistant Professor of Media Arts //
Suny Fredonia // Assisant Professor of Media Arts // Suny Fredonia & St. Edwards University

Inspired by Chicano youth culture that involves lowrider bikes and hoping to motivate junior high students to consider art as a stepping stone towards attending college, Future Atkins co-created an art opportunity for low-income youth in Lubbock, Texas. Fourteen and fifteen year-olds enrolled in an art class where they created low-rider bikes with discarded parts and throw-away materials, while Texas Tech University art studio majors in a kinetic sculpture course created dream bikes using metals and fabrication work. Both sets of resulting bikes were displayed along with true low-rider bikes from the local community in a sidewalk parade. This presentation will dissect and discuss both student populations experiences and performances, community and academic reactions/feedback, fundraising efforts and obstacles, cultural considerations and reactions based on social class, race and ethnicity.

This workshop will provide participants with the tools and resources needed to introduce technology into studio classes. It is designed for the educator that does not use technology in his or her own work, and may not be comfortable with technology, but would like to incorporate digital tools in their classroom. I will discuss what technology is important, what is absolutely necessary, and what you can teach with no budget. The heart of the workshop explores teaching resources, tutorials and on-line opportunities for both teacher and student to learn and explore digital technologies. Workshop attendees will be given access to a website created specifically for the workshop that has links to resources, ideas for assignments, and on-line tutorials.

This workshop deals with the person as the artist and the teacher... The Relational Aesthetics workshop will be offered to individuals uniting them in a common theme of research. They will actively participate in all stages of a creation to be completed during the conference. Although this is the second part of a twopart workshop, if you missed part one, you can still participate in part two.

FLECK // IRON POUR


MEET TRANSPORT VAN IN BACK OF FLECK AT 3;30 Butch Jack // Lamar University Amy Gerhauser // St. Edwards University Donnie Keen // Keen Foundry
Watch students & faculty pour their molds for the Charm Bracelet of Texas and other projects.

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INNOVATION IN FOUNDATION CURRICULUM Leslie Mutchler // Assistant Professor of Art &

St. Edwards University Art department recently undertook a restructuring of its two-dimensional design course with this question in mind. Emphasizing design process, this restructuring embeds learning hand skills and design principals with reading and discussion. The goal is to provide students with the tools to be both articulate and technically accomplished within a world

Session Three
Arts 110 Workshop: Green Art/Environmental Arts 113 Panel: Collaborative Projects Arts 116 Workshop: Innovations in Foundations Arts 120 Panel: Innovations in Foundations Arts 121 Workshop: Technology

Area Head of 2-D Foundations // University of Texas

that is increasingly cross-disciplinary. By providing Mutchlers interests in Foundations derive from the them with technical skills and theoretical frameworks Bauhaus Preliminary Course- and consequently students are better prepared to engage and make in a bringing relevance to these ideals. Foundations variety of fields. should be comprised of three equally emphasized components: craft (the teaching of technical proficiency), context (relevant vocabulary and history), and conceptual acuity (art and design as a pursuit of knowledge). For the last forty years many art departments have overlooked the critical potential of Foundations. I thrive on working with young, fresh talented students that remain open and observant, malleable and motivated says Mutchler. I hope to heighten the status of Foundations within the academic world, to bring about the new Bauhaus.

DRAWING STRUCTURE: BEGINNING DRAWING AND A DIY TEXTBOOK Hollis Hammonds // Area Coordinator &
Assistant Professor of Art // St. Edwards University

Drawing is possibly the most important foundational skill for the beginning artist. It is also one of the most popular subjects in art, with more drawing books on the market today than most other disciplines. Finding the right textbook for your course however is almost impossible. As faculty we find ourselves piecing together resources for our students, trying to balance

FROM 2D TO CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SPACE


technique with concept, and often failing at finding

REVISING BEGINNING DESIGN


source material that is truly appropriate for a specific

Eric Zimmerman // Assistant Professor of Art // St.


course. Sometimes you have to take matters into your
Edwards University

own hands, and if you cant find the right book just How might two-dimensional design courses better make one. respond to contemporary cross-disciplinary space and student needs?

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WEATHERGRAMS: A SPRING PEACE PROJECT

states across the country have joined together to undertake a collaborative art project of unprecedented proportions. Working in regional groups of five to

TAKING IRON TO THE ARCTIC Donnie Keen // Director of Keen Foundry //


Houston, TX

offered the press to Dr. Ricardo Romo as a format for printing editions for local and regional Chicano/a and Mexican American artists. The two Master Print-

In 2008 Donnie Keen of Keen Foundry in Houston nine people, the artists have created an immense led a group of artists and artisans north of the Arctic body of collaborative three-dimensional artwork. Circle to the Village of Wiseman, permanent population Each participant was to create a seed element, the Carter. Since 2004 over 20 prints in editions of 30 have 13, to cast a cast iron public sculpture. Wiseman is beginning segment of a sculpture, which was then been printed and we are working with more artists with known outside of the arctic primarily from the PBS passed onto other group members who each added an anticipated total of 32 editions. documentary Gateway to the Arctic: the Brooks their own artistic element to every piece. Once the Range, which featured the village and its inhabitants. cycle of exchange was complete, each artist will have Collaborating with the Alaskan sculptor Patrick Garley, contributed to every sculpture, and there is one finished Keen has been instrumental in establishing a thriving sculpture for each person participating. artist/iron casting community in the USs northern(two years now teaching at sfau) and currently, Steven ers are former mfa graduated printmakers, Neal Cox

Judy Stone- Nunneley // Artist & Educator


Judy will present a hands-on workshop focusing on the creation of simple printed collages with found images, text, and expressive monoprints. Printed on recycled paper sacks, the Weathergrams are records of contemplation, shared observations of the natural world, and messages of hope. The Weathergrams will

ARTS 116 WORKSHOP: INNOVATION IN FOUNDATIONS*


COLORED SLIPS AND THE CLAY SURFACE Stan Irvin // Professor of Art // St. Edwards

A CAST IRON CHAIN FOR AMERICA


be installed on campus for the Spring season and will most state. He will present the planning, logistics, and

Meredith Butch Jack // Professor of Art // Lamar


recycle with the seasons weather.
University

implementation of this ambitious endeavor and the five

Connie McCreary // Artist & Educator // St. Eds


year reunion pour set for June 2012. There is a long history of potters using colored slips and engobes to decorate the clay surface. Due to

* Limit first 15 participants Meredith Jack will present his on-going project to cast

ARTS 113 PANEL: COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS


Imagillaboration A National Sculpture Collaboration Project: The Logistical Challenges and Rewards of Working,

a cast iron chain with a link cast in all 50 states of the

UTSA COLLABORATIVE EDITIONS


union. This project is an extension of his involvement their opacity, sensuous texture, potential for color, and

Kent Rush // Professor of Art // University of Texas


with the Iron Trail to the Arctic in 2008 and the inat San Antonio

possibilities for application at various stages of drying, these types of liquid clays offer artists and potters Since 1983 the University of Texas at San Antonio has many decorative options. seu art faculty, Stan Irvin and informally run utsa Collaborative Editions (utsace). Connie McCreary, will demonstrate various surface Professors Dennis Olsen and Kent Rush who head decoration and forming techniques using primarily the printmaking program at utsa have worked with colored clays and slips. They will present options the semester long visiting artist/faculty and faculty for both low and high-fire. Workshop attendees are members to produce a substantial portfolio of invited to participate in a hands on experience with wonderful prints primarily in lithography, intaglio and slip decoration that can be employed by beginning relief. Recently Kent Rush, in an effort to reach out to the students and offer some interesting options for more community, advanced exploration. * Limiit first 20 participants

state extension of the Chain that is the Charm Bracelet for Texas, to be cast during the 2012 TASA conference. The academic iron casting community begun by Julius Schmidt in the 1950s, has grown and

Exchanging and Exhibiting These 3-D


prospered. There are university iron foundry programs

Compositions on a National Scale


in most states and many independent artists have

Jack Gron // Director & Professor of Fine Art //


set up their own facilities. The Cast Iron Chain is
Texas A&M Corpus Christi

an effort to bring all these disparate individuals into From 20072009, 106 sculptors representing twenty-six communication for the exchange of ideas, techniques, and aesthetic deliberations.

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