On Thursday 15th October from 10.00 to 11.15 EDT (15.00 to 16.15 BST) six very special Art Education pioneers will share how they are working around the world to bring change and hope through the arts.

“The arts in their mutuality ask us to think differently, imagine new possibilities, work with
new tools and skills by which boundaries can be crossed and transformational change created.”         

Dr. Judith Burton
Columbia University – Teachers College

Each of our prestigious guests holds a powerful narrative of how during these uncertain and challenging times, the arts allow us to re-imagine, build resilience, and envision a brighter future. From the Covid hospital hallways to the refugee settlements in Northern Uganda on the border of South Sudan, we invite you to join this critical conversation and explore community healing, resilience, re-building and social imagination through the collaborative, expressive arts.

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Dr. Max Frieder: Co-founder of Artolution
Dr. Frieder will be talking about how Artolution facilitates locally-led, collaborative art-making programs around the world. Artolution focuses on creating space for communities experiencing crisis to shape their own narrative.

Dr. Judith Burton: Columbia University – Teachers College – International Arts Educator, Author, Macy Professor of Education
Dr. Burton will focus on the content from her article: Re-Imagining: The Arts in a Time of Reckoning

Holly Fairbank: Executive Director of the Maxine Greene Institute for Aesthetic Education and Social Imagination
Holly Fairbank will be discussing the work of Maxine Greene.
Inspirational quote: “The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world.” ~ Maxine Greene

Dr. Courtney Weida: Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Art Education at Adelphi University – Artist, Educator and Author
Dr. Weida will be focusing on her book: The Swing of the Pendulum: The Urgency of Arts Education for Healing, Learning, and Wholeness Nov 13 2017
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Dan Welden – International Artist – Master Printmaker, Teacher and Author
Dan Welden will be focusing on: creating art without ego, wellbeing, mediation, and creativity.

Nestor Madalengoitia – Master Artist, Community Artist
Nester Madalendgoitia will be focusing on how the arts help a community to re-envision and build awareness. He will be talking about his recent work, “The Nurse” which is a 9’ sculpture response to COVID19.

Panel Moderator and Special Guest: Richard Jochum – Columbia University – Teachers College, Associate Professor, International Conceptual Artist, Educator, and Researcher       http://richardjochum.net/

Ann Miceli Teed – Executive Producer
Ann Miceli Teed is a visual and performing artist who is a doctoral student at Columbia University. She is currently a professor at Adelphi University and has been involved in special projects with the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, John Lennon Song Bus, Lincoln Center Institute among others. She is the recipient of many awards: Parents’ Choice Gold Award, 2001 and 2006 Guinness Book of World Records – Largest Finger Painting in the World. AKA Hurricane Annie. http://annteedprojects.blogspot.com/  http://annteedmusic.blogspot.com/

Nina Tantillo Elton – Assistant Producer
Nina Tantillo Elton is media artist has developed programs to integrate art, creative movement, and the power or the imagination. She is experienced as an expressive arts therapist working in hospice, children in foster care, all ages on the autism spectrum, the elderly with Alzheimers, drug rehabilitation facilities, the juvenile justice system, and in the field of energy work. Expressive arts therapy makes connections with the arts, sandplay, and creative movement. https://www.ninatantillo-elton-expressiveartstherapyandsandplay.com

David Laks Productions – Live Stream Consultant Host
David Laks is a seasoned video/audio content creator. He is a professional musician, composer, educator, and Music Therapist.   Mr. Laks currently sits on the curriculum advisory board for Full Sail University, a national leading film and recording arts school. Each of David’s clients receives his artistic guidance and support to achieve the utmost level of professionalism for their project. https://www.davidlaks.com/

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For More Information and Special Project Submissions:

Contact: Ann Teed