Creative Expressions: The American Experience: Songs of Protest and Political Art - July 2, 2020
Creative Expressions: The American Experience: Songs of Protest and Political Art
Thursday, July 2, 2020
The SUNY Empire community has a rich and varied artist community. Join us each week to meet our faculty, staff, student, and alumni artists to learn a little about their creative expressions, their process, and them. Our artists hold a Q&A session following their presentations/performances. Creative Expressions happen every Thursday at 5pm in Zoom at this link.
Featured on Thursday, July 2nd are the artistic talents of Raul Manzano and a presentation on songs of patriotism and protest.
Raul Manzano returns to Creative Expressions to delight our eyes with the bold and brilliant colors of his art, focusing on art as politics and the politics of art. In addition, Raul asks that people cast their vote for the title of the painting he unveiled at the first Creative Expressions session at this link. We will announce the name of the painting at the end of the session.
And, there will be a special video presentation celebrating our students and SUNY Empire State College.
Note: If you missed our previous sessions or cannot make it this week, all of the sessions are recorded. Check them out at this link.
And, Creative Expressions now has a website that includes all our sessions and more. Check the site out.
Weekly Host: Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein
Raul Manzano (painter) has had paintings shown in museums, consulates, galleries, and community centers in Canada, Spain, Israel, and the United States, and has been published in scholarly peer-reviewed journals, magazine covers, catalogs, and periodicals. He is an award-winning artist, who most recently received a second-prize award at Strive, a national juried art exhibition, and a grant from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. for his project “In the Eye of the Beholder.” Manzano has lectured at leading New York City museums and universities and served as juror at exhibition panel committees. His doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Museum Studies is from Union Institute and University. He earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a specialization in studio practice and curatorial studies at SUNY Empire State College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is a mentor in the visual arts at ESC’s Brooklyn and Hudson locations. He directs the School of Visual Arts’ painting in Barcelona summer program in Barcelona, Spain. See more of his work at this website.
Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein is currently a visiting associate professor in the Arts & Media Department at SUNY Empire State College’s School of Arts & Humanities. Lisa earned a B.A. in English & General Literature at Binghamton University (SUNY). She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. at Indiana University. Her dissertation analyzed the personal narratives of several female African‐American first-generation college students, focusing on how their ways of knowing and identity development related to their college success. She is co‐author of the book Piecing It Together: A Guide to Academic Success, published by Allyn & Bacon. She is a Past President of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) having served on the Executive Board from 2003‐2006. In 2005, she received the Department of Defense, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and she is a 2013 recipient of the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Lisa’s love of art and photography started when she was very young hanging out in her father’s art studio. While she doesn’t have his talent for pen and ink, she developed skills in the areas of digital layout, digital storytelling, and photography. Tonight, however, she is presenting on songs of protest in American history.