Date & Time: November 22 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Virtual

Acknowledging arts as increasingly recognized in global development and social change work, ArtsAction Group facilitates arts and education initiatives with children and youth in conflict-affected environments. Through respect, open dialogue, and long-term cooperation, we work with local partners to create, produce and share these experiences with a broader global audience.

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Presenter Bio

Cindy Maguire

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Cindy Maguire is founder and co-Director of ArtsAction Group, an international community-based collective committed to facilitating arts initiatives with children and youth in conflict-affected environments. She is also an Associate Professor of Art & Design Education at Adelphi University.

Before joining Adelphi, Cindy was a Senior Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, as well as an adjunct faculty member in Pratt Institute and New York University’s Art Education Programs. Maguire also taught visual arts education in the Los Angeles City Schools for over eight years. Her research interests include STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and the role of socially engaged art in personal and social transformation.

Maguire received her PhD in Art Education from New York University, MA in Art from California State University Long Beach, and her BA in Art Education from the University of Kansas. Working with a range of media, Maguire’s primary media focus in her own art is collage, printmaking and digital media. In addition to creating work as a solo artist, she also designs and produces socially engaged art with children and youth. Her collaborative work has been exhibited in Los Angeles and the New York City Metro area as well as internationally.

Ann Holt 

Presenter: Ann Holt

Ann Holt, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute and Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University. She serves on Arts Action Group’s Advisory Council. Her research, teaching, and writing encompasses social justice issues around arts and human development, and art education archives and histories.

Acknowledging arts as increasingly recognized in global development and social change work, ArtsAction Group facilitates arts and education initiatives with children and youth in conflict-affected environments. 

Resources

ArtsAction Exhibition Books and Websites

Kosovo:

Sri Lanka:

Make Your Dreams Come True, Grade 8 mural.

Make Your Dreams Come True, Grade 8 mural.

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For more information, please contact:

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation
artivisim@adelphi.edu
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