Earlier this year, Cushing welcomed Jeff Lieberman, a roboticist, photographer, musician, sculptor, and host of the Discovery Channel’s “Time Warp,” as part of the 21C speaker series. This spring, Lieberman will return to campus to serve as artist-in-residence for our interdisciplinary seminar, Leadership through the Humanities: Arts and Leadership in the 21st Century.
As part of our 21c initiative, this project-based course was developed as a response to student interest. The mixed-grade course is led by four members of the CA faculty: Nancy Boyle (Literature and Writing); Joan Hathaway (Visual Arts); Desh Hindle (Performing Arts-Music); and Julia Ohm (Performing Arts-Drama, and Literature). Students are exploring how artists from various disciplines and media have used art and creativity to lead. Students will discover what makes a leader in the 21st century, consider the role of creativity in leadership, and explore how artists can combine their unique leadership and artistic skills to play an important role in society.
Lieberman will join Cushing students May 2-4 to collaborate with them while designing a final project that demonstrates and highlights leadership in the arts. We look forward to sharing with you the results of what’s sure to be a fascinating learning experience and culminating piece.
For more information on Lieberman’s earlier visit, click here.
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