4” Binding Unbound Site Description

Nov. 28–Dec. 10, 2005 at the University of New Mexico

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November 28–December 10, 2005 at
University of New Mexico.
Coordinated by Dr. Nancy Pauly.
Exhibition of the book in the Art Education Gallery.

We displayed each of the works listed in the index under glass on the walls. We placed each artist’s written text next to their visual art work. We offered cards and a pen to viewers to respond to the artists' works. Our students wrote reflections on the cards. We then placed the cards in plastic envelops so the other students could see what had been previously written. (The comments are also linked to the images.)

We displayed the rest of the art works in the center of the gallery in the box and provided gloves so gallery participants could touch the work. Students, in small groups, looked through the pages of the book in the box and discussed them.

We offer two tables with large pieces of watercolor paper and a variety of markers for individuals or groups to work on visual reflections. Several classes from the Art Education Program and the College of Education visited the exhibit during the opening and afterward, such as a class studying social studies education. Some wrote on the cards, others worked alone, and a group of students made a drawing together about the significance of hairstyles, or lack of hair, as form of representation and meaning in their lives.

Dr. Lampela brought her class in Aesthetics and Criticism to the gallery. I brought the student teachers and the practicum students who I taught last semester. We were very intrigued by the content, art work, and the project approach. The experience stimulated interesting discussions.

This is a great way for students to communicate among institutions!!
Quite Brilliant!
Thanks for this rare opportunity.
Dr. Nancy Pauly

Sponsors of the project include The Pennsylvania State University School of Visual Arts, the SoVA Art Education Program, and the College of Arts and Architecture Research and Graduate Studies