A gathering January 29 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Many Nations Longhouse aims to create a “cultural narrative” for the next President of the United States to hear. Organized by John Fenn, associate professor in the Arts Administration Program and a newly appointed Cultural Agent for the US Department of Arts and Culture, the “story circle” is part of a national effort to weave a collective story from local perspectives gathered in homes, schools, houses of worship, and community organizations. “Sharing a story about your experience of community and culture here in Eugene will put your voice in the democratically driven dialogue that is the People’s State of the Union,” Fenn said.
Congratulations to John Fenn, Associate Professor in Arts and Administration, for being selected as one of the 2016 Cultural Agents for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), a “people powered” civic engagement initiative focused on community arts and culture participation.
Lisa Abia-Smith, an instructor in the Arts Administration Program, is working with student-athlete-artists who are making and sharing their art to help one of the Umqua Community College shooting victims heal.
Assistant Professor in Arts Management Eleonora Redaelli has contributed a chapter to the newly published Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry (Routledge), edited by Nancy Duxbury, W.F. Garrett-Petts, and David MacLennan.