And Educator To Speak About Art As A Catalyst For Social Change
March 11, 2003--
Sarah Morrison, director of programs at Oyster Arts Inc. in New
Lecture – “Art and Social Change”
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Room 160
the arts have been both a reflection of society and a catalyst for
alumna Sarah Morrison, artist and art educator, will give a talk,
“Art and Social Change,” on Thursday, March 20.
is director of programs for Oyster Arts Inc. in New York City. The
non-profit organization brings art to children who are affected
by domestic violence and are at-risk for low self-esteem, aggressive
behavior, poor school performance and difficulty establishing positive
peer relationships. The program is designed to help them cope with
challenges by engaging their creativity and building problem-solving
skills. Participants learn to take on responsibilities and work
toward positive change in their lives through group behavior guidelines
and modeling, art critiques and creative risk-taking.
graduated from U.Va. in 1998 with a B.A. in studio art and English
literature. She has been teaching art in public schools, after-school
art programs and community-based organizations since 1992.
details, contact Elizabeth Schoyer at (434) 924-6143 or eps5u@Virginia.edu.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298