"Women's Art and the Social Justice Project" set for Mar. 18 - NOW: News on the Web - Penn State Altoona

"Women's Art and the Social Justice Project" set for Mar. 18

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In commemoration of Women's History Month, Penn State Altoona will host an open forum titled "Women's Art and the Social Justice Project" on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. The event will feature artist Nancy Youdelman, instructor in the Department of Arts and Design at California State University, Fresno, and Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women's studies in Penn State's School of Visual Arts.

Nancy Youdelman has been exhibiting her artwork since 1971. She has the distinction of having been part of the very first feminist art class that was taught by Judy Chicago in 1970 at California State University, Fresno. Youdelman's education continued with her participation in the Feminist Art Program (1971-73) at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, where she was part of the internationally acclaimed project, Womanhouse (1972). At CalArts she studied with Miriam Schapiro and was inspired to do her first artworks with clothing. She received a B.F.A. from CalArts in 1973 and then an M.F.A. from UCLA in 1976. Youdelman is the recipient of numerous awards including recent grants from the Pollock/Krasner and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundations.

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D., is professor of art education and women’s studies at Penn State, where she teaches courses such as Visual Culture and Educational Technologies; Gender, Art and STEM; Artistic Creations and Theories of Knowing; Action Research; Art as Public Pedagogy; and Including Difference. She is co-founder and co-editor of Visual Culture and Gender, an online journal launched in 2005. Her leadership, research, and teaching awards include two Fulbright Awards (2006 in Finland and 2012 in Austria), and National Art Education Association awards: June King McFee (2014), Distinguished Fellow Class of 2013, Edwin Ziegfeld Award (2013), Kathy Connors Teaching Award (2005), Texas Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education Division (2001), and Pacific Region Supervisor/Administrator of the Year Award (1994). Her writings on feminist pedagogy, visual culture, cyberNet activism, art pedagogy, action research, and identity are in more than fifty peer-reviewed research publications, and translated into several languages. She co-authored Including Difference (2013), InCITE, InSIGHT, InSITE (2008), and Engaging Visual Culture (2007); co-edited Real-World Readings in Art Education: Things Your Professors Never Told You (2000); and served as editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and as guest editor of Visual Arts Research.

The forum, which is sponsored by Penn State Altoona's Women's Studies program, is free and open to the public.

Media contact:
Marissa Carney, Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations 814-949-5105

Web Contact:
Jonathan O'Harrow, Webmaster, University Relations 814-949-5105

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