For more than two decades, Dr. Ilona Szekely has shared her love of art with others. A career in art education has enabled her to communicate her enthusiasm in varied settings. She has published numerous articles, held art exhibitions, and participated in invited lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her favorite experiences have been traveling with students throughout the United States, Spain and Italy. Ilona holds a BA from the University of Kentucky, an M.A from Teachers College Columbia in New York City and a Ph.D. from the department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky. Currently, she teaches Art Education, and Art Appreciation at Eastern Kentucky University, and is the President of the Kentucky Art Education Association. She lives and makes art in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and fourteen-year-old daughter Emilie. (More Info)
- Students will attain a broader understanding of how the Maori and contemporary art practices in New Zealand fit into the larger global art world.
- Students will participate in discussions with local artists, gallery owners, art critics, museum personnel, and art collectors, to gain an understanding of New Zeeland’s art past and present.
- This course will provide an overview of the history of art of New Zealand. We will visit local galleries, artist studios, community art spaces, and public art sites.
- Students will be creating an on-line blog of their experience, as well as a visual/written journal.
- Students will be asked to create a project/paper based on their area of interest.