Saturday, October 03, 2009

Art & Language Games

Amy Karlinsky, arts critic extraordinaire, will giving the Keynote Address (Art in Context: The 100 Mile Art Diet: Manitoba Art and Artists from A to Z) at the upcoming Manitoba Association for Art Education portion of the Manitoba Teachers' Society's Special Area Groups mega-conference.

(I know I know, it seems complex, but to teachers it is very logical. Art teachers go here, English teachers go there...

And everyone gets professional development and probably also squares of marble cheese on the buffet table.)

Anyways, she's very kindly asked me to co-teach her Keynote Breakout Session (i.e. the workshop that immediately follows her lecture) on poetry + art (i.e. ekphrasis) with her.

Very fun, even if now I must think curriculum...

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MAAE presents:
Think Locally!
Art in Our Lives and Our Community

October 22–23, 2009
The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.

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Re-presenting the Re-presentation: Art and Language Games
Amy Karlinsky and Ariel Gordon, Keynote Breakout Session
October 23, 2009

Enter the hybrid and interdisciplinary world of language and art. Be inspired to write by using one of the featured images in the morning’s keynote address about Manitoba artists. This experiential workshop is for those who want to write about art and use visual representations in their Art or English classes. Let’s write and talk about art together!

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg-based poet and editor.

Code: AE1 Grades: All Limit: 40

Amy Karlinsky is a writer, curator, and teacher. She has curated exhibitions for Nunatta Sunaqutangit in Iqaluit, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gallery 111, and St. John’s College; and has undertaken art education programs for Canadian galleries, museums and universities. She has published over 100 reviews and essays in journals, magazines and newspapers, including Canadian Art, Border Crossings and the Winnipeg Free Press. She writes about artists on behalf of galleries and artist-run centres and has taught Theory, Writing, and Canadian and Inuit Art History in western Canada. Her writing has been shortlisted twice for the Manitoba Book Awards and she has received an innovation award in teaching at the U of M where she was a Sessional with the School of Art, Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College and Adjunct Professor in Native Studies. She has mentored artists for MAWA and has taught for the private and public school systems in rural, urban and remote locations. She currently teaches for the Winnipeg School Division.

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