Arkansas College Art History symposium to feature Virginia Tech scholar Conway March 8-9

Title: Arkansas College Art History symposium to feature Virginia Tech scholar Conway March 8-9
Location: in the Art Lecture Hall, McCastlain 143, UCA, Conway, aR
Description: The University of Central Arkansaswill host the 22nd Arkansas College Art History Symposium on March 8-9 in the Art Lecture Hall, McCastlain 143.

This year’s symposium will feature guest scholar Kevin Concannon, professor of art history and director of the School of Visual Artsat Virginia Tech, and is an opportunity to “show off” student research and prepare under graduates for graduate school and their professionalcareers, said Dr. Gayle Seymour, professor of art and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Concannon will deliver the keynote address, “War Is Over If You Want It: John & Yoko’s Year of Peace,” on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. The following afternoon at 4:30, he will discuss the student papersand present another lecture, “Yoko Ono’s Touch Piece: A Work in MultipleMedia, 1960-2008.”

These lectures are free and open to the public.

“It’s unusual that undergraduates have this opportunity,” Seymour said. “Itdoesn’t happen in many places across the country. We do it here and it helpsour students prepare for grad school and professional careers. We’re reallyproud of that.”

UCA’s Art History Symposium has a rich history of providing under graduate students across Arkansas with feedback on research from prestigious art historians. With emphases covering a wide range of art genres over the years, these under graduate students will present papers to the “rock stars” of art history, afeat normally reserved for graduate students and professionals.

Concannon’s scholarship focuses on art of the 1960s, particularly the work of Yoko Ono. Concannon is also active in the Scholarship of Teaching,Assessment and Learning (SoTAL), contributing to and chairing panels onpedagogy issues at professional conferences, including the College ArtAssociation.

This event is sponsored by UCA with assistance from the University of Arkansasat Little Rockand funded by UCA arts fees.

For more details and information about the symposium, contact Seymour at (501) 450-3295or [email protected], or Dr.Dito Morales, assistant professor of art history, at (501) 450-5779 or [email protected]
Start Date: 2012-03-08
End Date: 2012-03-09