The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed artists’ ways of working, thinking, and communicating in the past few months. In order to make sense of this as a community, the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Board of Directors invites you to attend a special online series of panel discussions throughout 2020. Within this series, we will present monthly live broadcasts featuring professionals, educators, our members, and more. These panels will cover an array of topics that explore and discuss current issues within the field of contemporary sculpture. The panel discussions will be live and available free to the public as well as archived for further viewing after the live event.
"WISE during the year of Suffrage," the third discussion in MSA’s 2020 Online Panel Series, will celebrate and give awareness to the participants of the WISE: Women in Sculpture Outdoor Exhibition in the City of Chattanooga that was organized by MSA, as well as teach the greater community about the journey one takes in this field as a female.
The discussion will have a conversational Q&A format facilitated by our moderator. After 45 minutes the panel will answer questions from the audience selected by our announcer. Audience members can ask questions in the comments section of the live stream.
Moderator: Katelyn Kirnie, Public Art Consultant
Panelists: Janet Austin, Artist and President of Chicago Sculpture International. Aisling Millar McDonald, Artist, Adjunct Professor at the University of North Florida, and Ceramics and Sculpture Instructor at The Foundation Academy. Jaci Willis, Artist. Kristen Toredella-Williams, Artist, Associate Professor at Milsaps College, and Vice President of Mid-South Sculpture Alliance
To view WISE during the Year of Suffrage click here
The first of this series, “The Online Sculpture Classroom,” was focused on finding innovative ways to teach sculpture online during a time when students may not have access to equipment, tools, or facilities. Professionals shared their experience as current professors and gave our audience innovative ideas on how to navigate teaching sculpture online. MFA student, Nyasha Madamobe joined the panel and provided a student perspective on the successes and challenges of learning sculpture online. The panel will lasted 45 minutes and included a live question and answer section.
Moderator: Leticia Bajuyo, Associate Professor, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Naomi Falk, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Coral Penelope Lambert, Professor of Sculpture, Alfred University
David Marquez, Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University
Nyasha Madamombe, 2020 Dianne Komminsk Scholarship Winner and University of Tennessee Knoxville, MFA Candidate