for Emily, Jean Wallace / MSAE Thesis Exhibition
January 31 - February 11, 2011
The Graduate Program in Art Education at MassArt is pleased to announce a thesis exhibition of works by Jean Wallace, a 2011 candidate for the Master of Science in Art Education. The show features new painting, drawing, printmaking, and video work. Wallace’s body of work is inspired by time spent with her terminally ill niece. She uses a variety of media to explore the profound experiences of powerlessness, loss, and grief and thus demonstrates how process, materials, and imagery can carry equal weight.
MassArt’s Art Education Department is a leader in the field, with curriculum that reflects core beliefs that dynamic art teachers have a commitment to their own art making, and that art making and teaching carry a broad social responsibility which extends beyond the classroom into the wider community. The mission of the program is to develop an understanding of learning, studio, and teaching practices and how these areas interact and inform one another in dynamic, messy ways so that the students become reflective, resourceful, socially-committed artist-educators.