examines the complexities
of teaching art
Art, Educating the Artist at Sacramento State," is the newest
exhibit coming to CSUS's Robert Else Gallery in Kadema Hall. It
will be open noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Nov. 4 to
The show will include a series of talks about teaching college-level
"Assignment Art" is a student-inspired investigation into
the education of the artist in the University. Questions include:
What skills and concepts does the artist need to know? Can those
concepts be taught? Are artists born or made? Can anyone be taught
to be an artist? And what cannot be taught?
CSUS professors have submitted examples of students' work that best
represents the achievement of their teaching goals. Statements from
both the professor and the artist will be posted by each piece to
discuss ideas and opinions behind the assignments.
Student curator Annessa Braymer's idea for the art show came out
of an assignment for her gallery management class last semester.
"I think it is always good to question what we are doing,"
Braymer says. "The process of learning and teaching art is
fascinating to me. I wanted to do this show to further examine that
process and encourage others to do the same."
The talks are as follows:
the Education of Artists" will be an art history panel about
how art has been taught in the past. The talk will be at 6:30
p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Kadema Hall 145.
Art be Taught?" will be an art studio panel discussing ideas
for instruction in the classroom. Panelists are art instructors
and gallery directors from all over Northern California. This
talk will will be at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 13 in Amador Hall
150. A reception will follow in the Robert Else Gallery.
Elements in Music Teaching and Studio Art Instruction" will
be led by James Elkins, an art history professor from the Art
Institute of Chicago. This lecture will be at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday,
Nov. 20 in Amador Hall 150. A reception will follow in the Robert
information call the art department at (916) 278-6616. For additional
media assistance contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.