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Panel Discussion at Imagining America Conference
Panel Discussion at Imagining America Conference (photo: John Moore)

Morgan Hosts Imagining America Conference

An interdisciplinary team of Morgan faculty and students including Theater, Music, Art, Behavioral Health, and Architecture hosted two events for the Imagining America Conference on October 2nd at Murphy Fine Arts Center.

An afternoon session entitled The Fourth Wall: Using the Arts to Engage Urban Communities involved the following faculty;

  • Shirley Basfield Dunlap, College of Liberal Arts, Theater Arts
  • E. Blaise DePaolo, College of Liberal Arts, Fine Arts
  • Gabriel Kroiz, School of Architecture and Planning
  • Brian Francoise, SNAP Sister Neighborhood Arts Program​
  • Randolph Rowel, School of Community Health and Policy
Conference goers participated in workshops using bamboo construction, ceramics, storytelling followed by a moderated discussion on the use of arts as a tool for community engagement.
Evening Perform
Live Performance by conference participants (Photo: Gabriel Kroiz)

The Friday Evening Keynote Event, held in the Turpin Lamb Theater, Express Yourself! A Spoken Word & Drumming JAMM made use of the bamboo construction as the stage set for the evening’s performance and highlighted a range of dance, performance and musical talent in the Morgan community.

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