About the Fellowship

Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) selected six students to create commissioned works of art inspired by interactions with ceramic artist Joan Lederman and her work.

Representing a broad range of artistic disciplines, including visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, the selected students will draw on their various areas of expertise and individual backgrounds to develop ideas in response to Joan’s work, her artistic process, and her unconventional materials.

The small group of students who are selected as CNDLS Integrative Arts Fellows will:
• Participate in a workshop led by Joan Lederman (late January).
• Develop a creative work inspired by Joan Lederman’s work (to be completed before spring break).
• Use social media tools to contribute to a collective map documenting their process of inspiration, creation, and collaboration.
• Exhibit their work in a student fellows’ showcase (April). The student work will also be highlighted in an online exhibit and in the final publication produced for Joan Lederman’s exhibit.

Joan Lederman is a ceramic artist from Woods Hole, Massachusetts who uses ocean floor sediments as glazes. Her work raises a number of provocative questions about, for example, the relationship between science and art, the role of serendipity in the artistic process, and the meaning of “integrated learning.” The Spagnuolo Gallery on campus will host an exhibit of Joan’s work from January 25 to April 1, 2012.

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