Breakfast Epiphany – May 2012 Education Series


Breakfast Epiphany
[ Education Series, May 2012 ]

As the school year wraps up, we are bringing you a two-part Breakfast Epiphany series for educators, students and mentors. Each event shares the perspective of a creative pro turned educator who is preparing future generations to live a fulfilling, vibrant life.

Part 1: Holistic Education as the Future
Tues., May 8 with Kimberly Gill at the Sustainable Farm School, 8:00 - 9:30AM

Part 2: Preparing for the Real World When You're Creating It
Tues., May 29 with Nancy Stuart, Dean of the Hartford Art School, 8:00 - 9:30AM

Now Dean of the Hartford Art School, Nancy Stuart was once like her students, an artist immersed in her passion (photography) and excited to enter the real world. Today, as an educator, Dean Stuart asks students and other educators to examine the assumption that the "real world" is something you step into after graduation day, instead of invent yourself.

On May 29, we'll discuss how anyone, from students to late career fantasizers, prepare for creating a world that we have no idea how to define. Dean Stuart's career has left a trail of international recognition and accolades, and she continues to carve out her own path. If each of us take on our careers with the same gusto, can we redefine what it means to live in the real world?

Location: Hartford Art School, Renee Samuels Center, Room 119 
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Parking is available in the K lot next to the Renee Samuels Center. 

Special offers for this unique series!

$35 per person
$20 for AIGA members
First 5 students to RSVP get in FREE!

Continental breakfast included.

Each event is limited to 15 guests
RSVP Early for your best shot at attending.

About Nancy M. Stuart, Ph.D.

Nancy Stuart is the Dean of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President and Provost of the Cleveland Institute of Art (2002-2011). Nancy served on the faculty of the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (1984-2002) where she also held numerous administrative positions and she was a founding faculty member of Lansing Community College’s Photographic Technology Program (1975-1984). Nancy earned her PhD at the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy. She was an editor for the fourth edition of the Focal Press Encyclopedia of Photography released in 2007.  Visual Studies Workshop Press published her photographic project DES Stories: Faces and Voices of People Exposed to Diethylstilbestrol in 2001. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Society of Photographic Educators (SPE) national board of directors as treasurer of the society.

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The AIGA Connecticut Breakfast Epiphany Series
is an open, intimate conversation with a thought leader and 10 new friends. Topics are designed to traverse the borders of business, creative and nonprofit communities for eye opening and unexpected discussions. With a creative or industry professional leading the way, these mini-events are hosted throughout the state and cap at a maximum of 10 guests. This is not a lecture series. This is an opportunity to start your day with inspiration and good conversation.

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AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

When & Where
Tue, May 29, 2012 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT