For artists’ whose vocation is the creation of works of art as well as persons who use artmaking as a vehicle for self expression, keeping a practice going can be a daunting task. There are times when the solitude of the darkroom is a balm for the pressures that come from living in the world. Other times, I need the collaboration and collective work of fellow artists in order to continue creating myself.
As a progressive educator & developing scholar of decolonization, I have been thinking about interdisciplinarity, decolonization and “co-learning” a lot lately. This semester brought new and consequential insights on all three that I'd like to share.
"Goddard! Shivers up my spine like fingertips, the name does rouse me like a life. The place has given me no less than life, in fact – and a life of the kind I thought was out of the question.
"I came to Goddard in 2010 at a younger age than many these days, at eighteen or nineteen. I had been looking for and failing to find an institution of higher education that would, for reasons both political and pragmatic, trust me enough to give me a degree while staying out of my hair for four years.
Cynthia Tina (BAS ‘15) lives in an ecovillage in Massachusetts and is exploring ecovillages as physical expressions of the worldview of the “interconnection” that we need to experience in order to move beyond the separation that characterizes many mainstream lives. She feels that this shift in consciousness is at the heart of creating change in the world.
Kyle Bass has been commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association to write a play based on events of 1839 involving a fugitive enslaved woman, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and a young Elizabeth Cady (Stanton).
Deborah Brevoort was invited in February to teach three playwriting workshops at the San Miguel Writer's Conference in San Miguel de Allende Mexico.
BA in Health Arts & Sciences student Juanita Martin, entering her Level 8 semester, on what makes Goddard College special:
"I landed at Goddard at the ripe age of 51 with more college experience than a graduating PhD student, but I had not completed any one degree. I had credits in various fields, from business management to fashion design to holistic healing.
Welcome to the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program news blog! This is a regular avenue for the public to learn about the achievements and good work of our alumni, students, and faculty.
Current Students & Alumni
Christine Brubaker (MFAIA-VT ’15) will present her paper "Quantifying the Subjective: Acting and the Visual Analogue Scale" at the annual conference of Art/Science: The scientific mind in performance and research in St. Catherine, Ontario.