FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/06/11
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, DEBORAH K. SNIDER
WHAT: Creativity and creative problem solving are the foundation of all art educator Deborah K. Snider’s classes. “Empowering Creativity” is the theme of her presentation for SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights. Snider will talk about how consideration of creative and often surprising opportunities can expand and enhance one's career in the arts.
WHO: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2011
WHERE: Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S ART INSIGHTS TO FEATURE
DEBORAH K. SNIDER. ART EDUCATOR
JANUARY 20, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Creativity and creative problem solving are the foundation of all art educator Deborah K. Snider’s classes. “Empowering Creativity” is the theme of her presentation for SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, January 20, 2011. The lecture begins at 7pm in SUU’s Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Deborah K. Snider has directed three community art centers in Florida, Colorado, and Oregon; taught art at all age levels; and administered many programs in higher education. She is a visual artist in drawing, mixed-media, and art quilt/fabric collage whose work has been shown and collected world-wide. Recent accomplishments include the 2004 Crested Butte (Colorado) Wildflower Festival poster; two art quilts juried into the Studio Art Quilt Associate’s international touring exhibitions in 2008-9 and 2009-10; an art quilt juried into the Houston International Quilt Association’s “Quilts: A World of Beauty,” also winning an award (2008), and three art quilts accepted for the Lark Books 2010 publication of 500 Art Quilts. Most recently, her art quilt, "Bye-Bye Beautiful Bee" won third place in the national juried "Evolutions" challenge at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. Snider has had papers accepted for publication in Art Education journals and magazines and is a Consulting Editor for The Clearing House (educational research). She is frequently invited to teach, speak, judge, and perform at local, regional, and state-wide events, and is the recipient of the 2009 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award from the Colorado Art Education Association. Snider holds Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts degrees in Art Education, Drawing and Design (Western Michigan University Honors College, University of Colorado at Boulder) and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (Goddard College, Vermont). She is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Southern Utah University.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Explore new techniques to empower creativity by attending Deborah K. Snider’s appearance at Art Insights. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.