Internationally recognized art educator to speak

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 15:50


What: Sixth Annual D. Jack Davis Endowed Lecture in Art Education

When: 6 p.m. April 15 (Monday)

Where: Room 223 in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton

Additional event: There will be a reception prior to the lecture at 5 p.m. in the Lightwell Gallery on the first floor of the Art Building.

Cost: Free


The College of Visual Arts and Design’s Sixth Annual D. Jack Davis Endowed Lecture, honoring a former dean, brings an internationally recognized art educator to speak at UNT April 15.  

Enid Zimmerman, Professor Emerita of Art Education and current Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Education program at Indiana University’s School of Education, will speak at 6 p.m. in Room 223 of the Art Building. Her talk will address “Being a Creative Art Teacher and Teaching Creatively.”

Zimmerman’s research focuses on art education, especially intercultural and global areas, art talent development and creativity, art teacher education, feminist pedagogy, leadership and mentoring, and curriculum and policy issues.  Recently, she was a consultant to the Hong Kong and Korean departments of education about developing programs for talented art students and served as senior editor of the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. Zimmerman has taught or conducted workshops in 25 countries and has written or co-written more than 130 articles, 20 book chapters and 25 books or monographs.

Previous lecturers at the annual event included Deborah Reeve, Executive Director of the National Art Education Association, in 2008; Marilyn Stewart, Professor of Art Education at Kutztown University, in 2009; Olivia Gude, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in 2010; David Darts, Chair of the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University, in 2011; and Robert Sabol, Professor of Art Education at Purdue University, in 2012.

The lecture series was named in honor of Dr. D. Jack Davis, who was dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design from 1993 to 2004, after serving as UNT’s vice provost and as a department chair and faculty member. CVAD’s advisory board, under the leadership of renowned arts patron Raymond Nasher, created an endowed lecture series in Davis’s honor. Each year, the art education faculty members select an internationally known speaker for the lecture series.

About Enid Zimmerman

An at-large member of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, Zimmerman was named NAEA’s 1995 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year and winner of the organization’s 1998 National Art Educator Award. Her recent book, co-written with Gilbert Clark, Teaching Talented Art Students: Principles and Practices (Teachers College Press), has been translated into Korean and Chinese. Through the Prism: Looking into the Spectrum of Writings by Enid Zimmerman, about her influence on the field of art education, edited by F. Robert Sabol and Marjorie Cohee Manifold, was published in 2009 by the National Art Education Association. In 2009, she had an article in the 50th anniversary issue of Studies in Art Education about re-conceptualizing the role of creativity in art education theory and practice. Currently she is guest editor of a special issue of Art Education about creativity.

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