The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed artists’ ways of working, thinking, and communicating. In order to make sense of this as a community, the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Board of Directors began an online series of panel discussions during the 2021 lockdown that continues today. Within this series, we present monthly live broadcasts featuring professionals, educators, our members, and more. These panels cover an array of topics that explore and discuss current issues within the field of contemporary sculpture. The panel discussions are live and available free to the public as well as archived for further viewing after the live event.
The six in the series, A Conversation with 2022 Masters Award Winner: Jennifer Torres, will air September 30th at 8pm EST. The panel will last 45 minutes and discuss teamwork, favorite projects, failure, and how to support each other and students .
Cassidy Frye, MSA Board Member & past MSA Scholarship winner
Jen Torres and Nicole Scannell
To view the discussion please visit the MSA Youtube channel 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