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Visual and Performing Arts Education Program: Remembering Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Terezín Artist and Teacher

Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

VAPAE Public Event Series for 2015-2016                                                     Visual and Performing Arts Education Program, UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture The Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) at UCLA aims to be at the forefront of the statewide and national debate regarding the place and importance of the arts for all and to be a catalyst for positive change in urban arts education. During the 2015-2016 year VAPAE is offering an exciting public event series exploring a range of challenging topics that promote arts equity and high quality arts education strategies.Co-sponsored by the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Department of Marital and Family Therapy at Loyola Marymount University, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA and the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.  Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7pm  UCLA Hillel, 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024 RSVP: http://www.uclahillel.org/wixlecture   Remembering Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Terezín Artist and Teacher  Presentation by Dr. Linney Wix, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education, University of New Mexico   After a brief introduction to the Bauhaus-inspired pedagogy of the remarkable artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Dr. Wix remembers this devoted teacher through the words of eleven survivors who studied art with her in the Terezín concentration camp in 1943 and 1944. The words of the survivors and the images made when they were children comprise the excerpts that tell the stories of the students’ memories of their experiences with this exceptional art teacher in Terezin. Based on recent interviews the excerpts are grounded in Dr. Wix’s research into memory as sited; the portraiture encounter; and the life lessons that the young art students took from their teacher, Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. The evening includes a short musical component featuring the Milken Community School Kol Echad Concert Choir and UCLA student, Danielle Kathleen Bayne, co-sponsored by the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA. Dr. Linney Wix, Ph.D., is a Professor of Art Education in the Educational Specialties Department at the University of New Mexico. In 2000, she began investigating the art and pedagogy of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis who adapted the Bauhaus Basic Course to teach creative art classes in the Terezín concentration camp from 1942- 44. In 2011, Dr. Wix guest-curated the exhibition Through a Narrow Window: Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and Her Terezín Students at the University of New Mexico Art Museum and authored a book by the same title (UNM Press, 2010). In 2013, as a Fulbright Scholar in Prague, Dr. Wix continued her research focusing on art and memory in the context of the art classes in Terezín, through interviews with the surviving child artists.   All events are free and open to the public. Reservations suggested.   For more information contact: 1.310.794.4822 or VAPAE@arts.ucla.edu ORPerla Karney at perla@uclahillel.org or 310.208. 3081


Oct 14
7:00 pm-8:30 pm


TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States