Aforementioned, many minority groups face a cyclical nature of destitution. With this reappearing lack of progress, how is it measured? How do we know when we have achieved what we call “success”?An issue explored within class was how we identified the effects of progress. David Levy, our guest speaker on Philosophy, explained the Zeno Theory in reference to that identification. Continue reading “Philosophy Pt. 2”
Progress can be defined as a “forward or onward movement toward a destination,” or as an “advance or development toward a better, more complete, or more modern condition.” This definition is easily understood, however our experiences with the word are often tricky to navigate. Continue reading “Philosophy Pt. 1”
In our class with Dr. Mark Broomfield, we were encouraged to learn and practice African American inspired dancing within the first half of our class. Many of these moves can be seen stemming from New Orleans. Continue reading “African American Influence on Dance”
While our class with Professor Mark Broomfield taught us how African Americans influenced the art of dance, as seen in New Orleans, another half of class combated the notion of gendered dance.
Steve Prince was not shy when declaring his christian upbringing, and thus its influence within his artwork. A common motif seen in the works we have discussed involved the figure of a horse, or multiples of them. Mr. Prince uses these horses to portray the woes of the citizens, primarily the African American ones, in New Orleans during Katrina, bringing to mind the Bible’s depictions of the apocalypse through the Four Horsemen.
Coming into this class, I don’t believe anyone expected what the first week brought forth. Sure we knew we’d discuss and meet the artist behind this large community art project, but we never expected to be asked to bring our personal beliefs and talents to the first day in the Kinetic gallery. Continue reading “The “Art Evangelist””