Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday Salon Discussion Series: Community Arts in the Academy

The Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University invites
you to a lecture and discussion that addresses very pertinent issues regarding
community arts and liberal arts institutions. As part of the Green Street
Sunday Salon Discussion Series, Wesleyan's Vice President for Diversity and
Strategic Partnerships, Sonia Mañjon, will discuss the relationship between
higher education and art in the community in her lecture Community Arts in the Academy:
An Emerging Field in Liberal Arts Education. We hope you will join
us for this event and help us to spread the word to colleagues and friends who
may also be interested in this event.

Sunday Salon Discussion Series

Embrace your inquiring mind at this monthly meeting for
creative expression and curious individuals. In the 18th century, a
"salon" was a social gathering of people who discussed their ideas
and observations. Chemistry professor David Beveridge hosts Green Street's salon, which introduces the work of Wesleyan faculty. Salons usually include an
informal talk or demonstration and plenty of time for questions and
socializing. We provide the refreshments.

Community Arts in the Academy: An Emerging Field in Liberal Arts Education
Sunday, February 8, 2–4pm
$8 admission ($5 members, seniors, students)

An exploration of how liberal arts institutions are
integrating community engagement practices with art applications to produce
both curricular and co-curricular content. Dr. Mañjon developed the first BFA
program in Community Arts at California College of the Arts and has worked with
both art and liberal art institutions and national organizations including
Imagining America to research document and speak about the power of art in
engaging community collaborations and social justice practices. She most
recently edited a compilation of articles and essays about community art
practices entitled: Crafting a Vision for Art, Equity and Civic Engagement: Convening
the Community Arts Field in Higher Education.

For more information or to reserve your seats today, call
(860) 685-7871. Green Street Arts Center is located in the heart of
Middletown’s North End at 51 Green Street. Visit Green Street's
website at www.greenstreetartscenter.org for more to come this winter and spring!

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