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Educational Programs

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All artist talk events are free, open to the public, and approved Winthrop University cultural events.

 

Upcoming Educational Programs

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Artivism in Action: Where to Begin
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
Educational programming for The Democratic Cup on display in the Rutledge Gallery.
In this panel, The Democratic Cup organizers Ayumi Horie, Nick Moen, and Ursula Hargens will discuss their collaboration with 50 ceramicists and illustrators in creating a series of handmade cups that encourage person-to-person civil discourse around social and political issues. Panelists will explore The Democratic Cup’s motivation, mission, and implementation and will share what they have learned throughout the project’s organizing process. The discussion with be moderated by Winthrop’s Dr. Karen Stock, professor of art history.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Coffee Talk – A Steaming Cup of Civil Dialogue
7 – 9 p.m.
Rutledge Gallery
Educational programming for The Democratic Cup on display in the Rutledge Gallery.
Winthrop University Galleries is pleased to host a community conversation over a fresh cup of coffee. Through the use of The Democratic Cup mugs, participants will be led through a series of facilitated conversations with a focus on positive discourse about social and political issues. Dr. Chris Ward, Online MSW Program Coordinator and Instructor of Social Work, will facilitate the conversations. This event is free cultural event and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/wugcoffeetalk.

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019
WUG Talk: Nick Moen
7 – 8 p.m.
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Educational programming for The Bright Angle on display in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.
Join ceramicist Nick Moen as he discusses the designer-maker collaborative pottery studio, The Bright Angle, formed in Asheville in 2016. Each of the studio's pieces follows a process of sketches, 3D printed prototypes, molds, firing and refining, all using their own porcelain and glaze formulas. The Bright Angle sources wood, glass, and other materials from local craftspeople who share their commitment to American-made and thoughtfully-sourced raw goods. This event is free cultural event and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Coffee Talk – A Steaming Cup of Civil Dialogue
7 – 9 p.m.
Rutledge Gallery
Educational programming for The Democratic Cup on display in the Rutledge Gallery.
Winthrop University Galleries is pleased to host a community conversation over a fresh cup of coffee. Through the use of The Democratic Cup mugs, participants will be led through a series of facilitated conversations with a focus on positive discourse about social and political issues. Dr. Virginia Williams, Director of the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution Studies and Individualized Studies programs and Professor of History, will facilitate the conversations. This event is free cultural event and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/wugcoffeetalk2.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Civil Discourse - Dr. Tim Shaffer
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Kansas State
Richardson Ballroom, DiGiorgio Campus Center
Sponsored by the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy
Educational programming for The Democratic Cup on display in the Rutledge Gallery.

As a scholar, Dr. Timothy J. Shaffer centers his research on the advancement of democratic practices by focusing on deliberative democracy, civic education, and small group communication with a concentration on the role of civic professionals in institutional settings such as higher education, NGOs, and government. He routinely presents at conferences and offers workshops exploring themes of civic engagement, civil discourse, and deliberative dialogue.

He has published numerous articles on deliberation, higher education, community development, and civic life. He has also contributed to edited volumes on environmental leadership, higher education’s historical and contemporary civic engagement movement, graduate education, and communication pedagogy.

 

Last Updated: 9/13/19