NEA International Arts Journalism Institute Kicks Off

NEA Reception

Pennie Ojeda, Jack Rasmussen and Garrick Davis

I arrived in Washington DC June 11 in time to get settled and attend the opening reception for the NEA International Arts Journalism Institute in the Visual Arts at American University. The program, hosted by the NEA and the U.S. Department of State brings together twelve writers from around the world and twelve U.S. writers for the first NEA arts journalism program to focus on the visual arts.

A reception at the Katzen Arts Center at American University featured opening comments from Pennie Ojeda, director of International Activities, Garrick Davis, a division specialist in folk and traditional arts, literature, musical theatre and theatre, the provost of American University and Jack Rasmussen the director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

Rasmussen took us on a tour of the museum, which currently features two exhibitions that explore form and function. Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker and Robert Hudson & Richard Shaw: Collaborations.

I hope to spend more time viewing the Washington Print club 20th Biennial: Love, Let Me Count the Ways.

We are settled into our dorms, my roommates are Rachel Wolff, New York; Kathleen May, Columbia; and Maria Sharon Arriola, Philippines.

Other participants:

Adisa Basic, Bosnia

GiovanniMosquera, Columbia

Amira El-Naqeeb, Egypt

Heba El-Sheikh, Egypt

Vinayak Parab, India

Ilham Khoiri, Indonesia

Bambang Widjanarko, Indonesia

Maria Sharon Arriola, Phillippines

Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Phillippines

Bongani Madondo, South Africa

Milagros Socorro, Venezuela

Gretchen Giles, California

Kriston Capps, DC

Janina Ciezadlo, Illinois

Doug MacCash, Louisiana

Kent Wolgamott, Nebraska

Phillip Harvey, New York

A.M. Weaver, Pennsylvania

Michelle Jones, Tennessee

Gaile Robinson, Texas

Jen Graves, Washington





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