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North Carolina Arts Council funding to Dowell-Dennis – Research News

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by UNCG Research.
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Terri Dowell-Dennis, Associate Curator of Education, Weatherspoon Art Museum

UNCG Research congratulates Terri Dowell-Dennis on her new funding from the North Carolina Arts Council. The Associate Curator of Education at Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) received $5,000 for her project “Self and Others: Literacy Through the Visual Image.”

WAM and the Doris Henderson Newcomers School in Greensboro will collaborate to present an Arts-in-Education program during the 2012-2013 school year. Working with writer Diana Greene, students at the Newcomers School will have the opportunity to discover aspects of self and others as they study portraiture via writing and visual art.

The program takes place in two parts. Part one will focus on the self, using a classroom model that Diana Greene has developed in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools called My Inside/Outside Self. Students will develop photographic self-portraits and autobiographical writings over a series of four visits with the artist, three classes each visit, for a total of 12 sessions.

For part two of the residency, also four visits, three classes each session, students will write from pre-selected reproductions of WAM art works. During the actual residency period (September 2012-May 2013) students will also make two visits to the Weatherspoon Art Museum to write on site from works on view in the museum.

Learn more and see pictures of student artists at work on the WAM blog.