The Twenty-ninth Annual
National Conference on Liberal Arts
and the Education of Artists
Art is ...
Keynote speaker: Carter Ratcliff, contributing editor of Art in America is author of many books including: Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art, 1965-1975, The Fate of Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art, Andy Warhol: Portraits and Arrivederci, Modernismo, a book of poetry. His first novel, Tequila Mockingbird was published this year.
Conference dates: October 21-23, 2015
Place: Warwick New York Hotel, New York City
May 29: 200-word proposal and publication-ready 50-word abstract due
June 29: $75.00 non-refundable deposit due, applicable to the registration fee
October 5: $295.00 registration fee due. Student registration fee: $175.
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There are always questions: What is art? Where does it come from? Where is it going? Why is there art rather than no art? Are there ways to teach art in the classroom, the workshop and studio that glimpse its connections and universality: a synesthesia of art forms such as decorative, literary, comic, film and fashion, performance and design? Is there a meaningful way to frame a definition that recognizes art as a human activity from the most ancient times to the present?
This conference will provide a forum to discuss art: what it is, isn’t and might be, how to talk about it, how to teach it, how to treasure and treat it, historically and culturally from ancient to modern times. Presentations may include, but are not limited to topics such as: aesthetic inquiry; defining art; teaching (the art critique, class practices); production; history; criticism; craft art, high and low art; why art?; a unified theory of all art.
Please forward abstract and proposal to Laurie Johenning, conference coordinator, Humanities and Sciences Department, email@example.com School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23 Street, New York, NY 10010 For information contact: Dr. Maryhelen Hendricks, conference director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-592-2625