August 26 - December 12: Mind into Matter: How Creating Art Affects Artists
September 3: Dorm Gourmet
September 5: Gallery of the Common Experience Reception
September 19: A Sufi's Song: Food for the Heart
September 19: Honors Student Association: Game Night
September 25: Collage Workshop (Freshman Event)
September 30: Meet the Professor Night
October 1: Campus Canvas
October 8: Patrick Kennedy, LBJ Common Experience Speaker
October 22: Graduate School Open House
October 23: Norman Steinberg Reception
October 23: Study Abroad Fair
October 31: Dia de los Muertos Celebration
November 1: Art Therapy Workshop: Confronting Stigma
November 7: Paddle into Honors (Freshman Event)
November 15: Thesis Forum
November 21: Honors Student Association: Thanksgiving Dinner
Art Therapy Workshop: Confronting Stigma
This workshop focused using art to promote advocacy and healing, especially regarding mental health. Bess Green, a licensed professional counselor and certified art therapist, introduced ways of using artistic practices to achieve mental health and respond to negative stereotypes. She also introduced resources and advocacy organizations that work to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.
Organizations that work to privilege voices of people with mental illness include:
Norman Steinberg Reception
The Honors Colllege hosted a reception for Norman Steinberg, a well-known screenwriter who has worked on films such as Blazing Saddles, and tv shows such as The Cosby Show. His work has been recognized with an Emmy Award, a Writer's Guild Award and a British Academy Award nomination.
Patrick Kennedy, LBJ Common Experience Speaker
When: October 8, reception at 4:00 P.M., talk at 7:00 P.M.
Where: Wittliff Collections, Evans Auditorium
What: Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community attended a reception for Patrick Kennedy, followed by a talk given by Kennedy.
Note: The following photos were taken by Chandler Prude.
Mind into Matter: How Creating Art Affects Artists
Fall 2013 Exhibition at the Gallery of the Common Experience
August 26 - December 12, 2013
Art is a way of externalizing the internal. Artists are compelled by something internal, whether it’s inspiration, emotion, obsession or habit. Often the process of creating a work helps an artist seek relief, find contentment or achieve new understanding.
For this exhibition, the Gallery of the Common Experience examined how creating artwork affects the mind of the artist. Selections received from artists around the country addressed the ways in which art intersects with an artist's mentality: works made in a states of celebration and grief; pieces that coincided with paradigm shifts; psychological portraits; short films that involved eye-opening research and intense personal experiences; poetry written to express a state of mind; and works that resulted in emotional healing for the artist.
Selected artists included:
- Glenda Adkinson
- Brandi Alberson
- Michael Curtis Asbill
- Debangana Banerjee
- Julio Barrientos
- Alexha Bonner
- Justin Brownell
- Fred Childers
- Carmen Clements
- Sara Fields
- Kelsey Floyd
- Kathryn Garner
- Erika Gentry
- Daniel Bernard Gray
- Michael Heredia
- Ciara Knight
- Michelle Rahbar
- Clifton Riley
- Courtney Simchak
- Steve Wilson