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Professional Engagement and Growth

As regional and international conferences closed, digital opportunities for professional growth gradually came into view along with new opportunities to connect globally with artists, educators, and creative thinkers via online sessions. The following list of events reflects my exploration and enrichment through these experiences since 2020 and going forward.

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Art 21 for Educators: Olivia Gude


February 27, 2023 -Virtual Teacher Workshop: An Educator Talk with Olivia Gude on Postmodern Principals.

Black Feminism & Open Source Education with Professor Jasmine Roberts-Crews


February 24, 2023 -Virtual and hybrid lecture at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Advancing Women Artists


February 5, 2021 - The world's oldest drawing academy, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence.

November 12, 2020 - Restoration Conversations: Artemisia Gentileschi with Letizia Treves from the Florence restoration studio.

June 4, 2020 - The Art of Healing - Rediscovering Women Artists from Florence.

Art History and Art Education

​​September 16, 2021 - Cultural [Mis]Appropriation: Permissions and Honorable Practices for Cultural Ownership in Art Education. NAEA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission.

February 12, 2021 - 'Grab the Mic' hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the University of Texas at Arlington. (I am on this committee and share a role in conducting the web event.) 

February 9, 2021 - Harvard Art Museums "Edo Avant-Garde": Conversation with Curator Rachel Saunders and Filmmaker Linda Hoaglund.

December 15, 2020 - NAEA Equity Town Hall (via Facebook live).

November 20-23, 2020 - Texas Art Education Association

Created and uploaded two workshops via prerecorded videos (links below).

Sketchbook strategies for New Teachers

Who is that Creative You?

November 21, 2020 - Conducted panel discussion "Strategies for Hybrid Student Teaching Success" for the Texas Art Education Association Virtual Conference.

Live session hosted by: Dr. Lucy Bartholomee & Dr. Amanda Alexander

September 17, 2020- Texas Art Education Association training for presenters at the first virtual conference in November.

August 27, 2020 - Writing for Art Education Journal webinar.

International Travel Conversations

October 20, 2020 - Webcast for "Creative Art Education Professional Development in Greece" hosted by myself and Tricia Holda (Boston), with Dimitra Neonakis (Denmark) and Lindsay Whittenberg (Arlington).

December 28, 2020 - Rick Steves: Why We Travel

Monthly conversations with the American Council of International Studies for Academic Travel Advisors addressing issues in international student travel.

Kimbell Museum Roundtable Discussions

September 30, 2020 - Meet our Curators, Conservators, and Registrars 

October 28, 2020 - Inside Membership, PR/Marketing, and Development 


December 2, 2020 - Perspectives on Museum Education


Fire Drill Fridays

Hosted by Jane Fonda, chiefly focused on environmental reforms and other social justice issues.

January 29, 2021 with artist Shepherd Fairy

November 6, 2021 with author Rebecca Solnit

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