National Arts and Humanities Month (October)

Japanese Art

Posted: June 29, 2021 at 5:35 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:05 pm

I have taught courses on Japanese art for several years and I would be glad to present on any topic relating to Japanese art history. I have a particular interest in presenting on the art and traditions of Zen Buddhism, but I am open to any topic.

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Laura McCloskey (Remote Speaking Engagements Only)

Celtic Drawing

Posted: June 29, 2021 at 5:33 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:06 pm

Drawing workshops that feature a background lecture on Celtic art traditions, with time for instruction on how to create Celtic-inspired drawings based on Pictish, Northumbrian, and medieval Irish stone carving, metalwork, and manuscripts. (Attendees would need to have their own preferred drawing instruments, paper, a compass, and a protractor.)

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Laura McCloskey (Remote Speaking Engagements Only)

The American Theater at a Crossroads: Which Way to Turn?

Posted: April 9, 2021 at 6:56 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:03 pm

A look at the American professional theater in its various expressions, from Broadway to the nonprofit regional theater, as it copes with unprecedented challenges from the pandemic to Black Lives Matter to economic uncertainty.  A glance at history (how we got here) will be followed by an exploration of the changing environment for theater and […]

A/V requirements: None

Rick Davis

Economics of the Arts

Posted: March 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:02 pm

A study on whether commercialization is good or bad for the arts, and how fame is produced in modern societies.

A/V requirements: None

Tyler Cowen

Scaling Scalia

Posted: April 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:09 pm

An in depth discussion of the preparation and performance of Justice Antonin Scalia in John Strand’s world premiere political drama The Originalist. An inside look at creating the character of one the most polarizing and influential Supreme Court Justice’s in the history of the Court.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Edward Gero

The Art of Choreography

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:04 pm

Uses lecture, video, and/or live performance to look at dance.

A/V requirements: TV/VCR

Susan Shields

Portfolio Design for Architecture, Fine Arts and Allied Design Disciplines

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:02 pm

An international survey of portfolio design for the arts and architecture with numerous examples and discussion of the conceptual aspects, methods and materials of planning and assembly of an original, professional presentation.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Harold Linton

Myths, Archetypes, Campbell and Jung: An Actor’s Tools in Creating Arc of Character

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:08 pm

The processes and approaches to “becoming a character” for performance are myriad and can be even mysterious. Actor and professor, Edward Gero, explores an approach to interpreting and creating character inspired by Jungian archetypes and mythical storytelling patterns identified by Joseph Campbell in his seminal work “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Tracing his process […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Edward Gero

My Year with Rothko

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:10 pm

An in depth look at the research, rehearsals and production of playing Mark Rothko in the first American production of John Logan’s Tony Award winning play RED, directed by Tony Award winning director Robert Falls which opened in Chicago and transferred to Washington’s Arena Stage. An inside look at the creating of character and the […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Edward Gero

Irish History, Art, and Literature

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:46 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:06 pm

Ms. McCoskey would be delighted to present on any topic of Irish history from the medieval period to the present. Her primary focus is in art history and its connections to the society and overall culture of Ireland and its people. Her specialty is medieval manuscript illumination (e.g. The Book of Kells) with a secondary […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Laura McCloskey (Remote Speaking Engagements Only)

Ibsen and the Birth of Modern Drama

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:05 pm

A look at the revolution in drama launched by Henrik Ibsen, one of the giant figures of European letters in the late 19th century.

A/V requirements: None

Rick Davis

How Do You Choreograph a Dance?

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:04 pm

Discussion of the craft and artistry and happy coincidence in making a dance.

A/V requirements: TV/VCR

Susan Shields

Color in Architecture

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:08 pm

An international survey of Contemporary architecture and the role of the colorist in working with architects and designers to provide inspirational color treatments for interiors, exteriors and urban spaces

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Harold Linton

Acting Shakespeare

Posted: September 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:09 pm

A freewheeling discussion of the actor’s life working on the great plays of Shakespeare, based on 25 years of experience.

A/V requirements: None

Edward Gero