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Day 01

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


8:30 – 12:00 pm, NCAAarts Board Meeting

Amway Hotel, Vandenberg Room (Level 2)

Continental breakfast and beverage service will be available for meeting participants.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Conference Registration

Amway Hotel, Registration Area 2 (Level 2)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Pre-Conference Event: KCAD Tours

KCAD, Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Lobby (17 Pearl)

Tours of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) will be available for attendees of NCAAarts that arrive early. Please confirm your tour during the registration process.

1:00 – 1:05 pm, Welcoming Address

KCAD, Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Room 217 (Level 2)

Remarks by: Lynne Allen, NCAA President, Director, School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Boston University and Leslie Bellavance, President, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

1:05 – 2:45 pm, Ignite Session

KCAD, Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Room 217 (Level 2)

The Advantages and Perils of Cooperation and Collaboration Leadership that Bridges the Gap Between School and Community | Rapid presentations will generate compelling, illuminating, and creative ways of thinking about and/or resolving issues faced by arts administrators, particularly in higher education.

Organized by: David LaPalombara, Professor of Art, Ohio University and Charles Kanwischer, Director, School of Art, and Professor of Art, Bowling Green State University
Presented by: David Beck, Director, School of Art & Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Audrey Bennett, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Communication and Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Arnold Holland, Associate Dean, College of Arts at California State University, Fullerton; O. Gustavo Plascencia, Visual Artist and Educator; Dr. Maureen Quigley, Associate Teaching Professor and Chair, Department of Art and Design, University of Missouri – Saint Louis; and Dr. Beth Thomas, Art Department Chair, State University of New York College at New Paltz

2:45 – 3:00 pm, Break


3:00 – 4:00 pm, Case Studies

KCAD, Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Room 217 (Level 2)

Managing Creative Solutions to Thorny Problems | Interesting problems will be presented for small group discussion and resolution.

Organized by:David LaPalombara, Professor of Art, Ohio University and Charles Kanwischer, Director, School of Art, and Professor of Art, Bowling Green State University
Presented by:Dr. Mariah Doren, Senior Research and Assessment Association and Lecturer in Art and Design Pedagogy, Rhode Island School of Design and Laura Vandenburg, Director, School of Art + Design, University of Oregon

4:30 pm, Bus Departs from Amway Hotel to SiTE:LAB ArtPrize Venue

Amway Hotel, Lyon St. Entrance (Level 1)

NOTE: Because SiTE:LAB is located in a building of historic designation in the process of being reclaimed, they have no running water. As such, the only restrooms on-site will be “porta-potty” outhouses.

5:00 – 7:15 pm, SiTE:LAB Public Space 415 Reception and Tour

SiTE:LAB ArtPrize Venue, Courtyard

SiTE:LAB Public Space 415 | SiTE:LAB is a nomadic all-volunteer artist-led initiative focused on creating site-specific projects and events in underutilized and unique spaces. This year’s ArtPrize exhibition once again transforms a unique space as well as engages the local community. 415 Franklin is a 65,000 square foot building that was constructed in 1931. The building originally housed Grand Rapids Christian High School until 1972, at which time it became the Kent County Department of Social Services through 2009. In 2010, the building was acquired by DeVries Properties who recently gifted it to Madison Church.

Remarks by: Paul Amenta, Artist and Co-founder, SiTE:LAB
Featured Artists: Monroe O’Bryant, Mandy Cano Villalobos, and Kyd Kane
Artists Included in this Exhibition: Amenta + SideCar Studios + Anderson, Mandy Cano Villalobos, Crossroad Collective, Augustine Boyce Cummings, Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center, Tyree Guyton (Heidelberg Project), Heartside Ministry Artist Collective, Kyd Kane, Amos Kennedy, Le’Andra LeSeur, Not Design, Monroe O’Bryant, Project Story Collective, Satellite Collective, SuperDre, Tagliati + Mann + Davidhi, and West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)

7:30 pm, Bus Departs from SiTE:LAB to Amway Hotel

SiTE:LAB, Corner of Franklin and Madison

8:00 pm, Dinner and Touring on Your Own

Grand Rapids, Downtown Restaurants

9:30 pm, NCAAarts Evening Social

Amway Hotel, Rendezvous and Lumber Baron Bar (Level 1)

Enjoy a night cap and the opportunity to connect with colleagues in one of Amway’s trendy establishments.



Day 02

Thursday, September 27, 2018


7:00 – 8:00 am, Continental Breakfast and Beverage Service

Amway Hotel, Pantlind Ballroom (Level 2)

7:30 am – 4:30 pm, Conference Registration

Amway Hotel, Registration Area 2 (Level 2)

8:30 – 8:50 am, Welcoming Address

GRAM, Cook Auditorium (Level 1)

Remarks by: Lynne Allen, NCAA President, Director, School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Boston University and Leslie Bellavance, President, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

8:50 – 9:00 am, Welcome to GRAM

GRAM, Cook Auditorium (Level 1)

Remarks by: Dana Friis-Hansen, Director and CEO, Grand Rapids Art Museum

9:00 – 10:15 am, Session I

GRAM, Cook Auditorium (Level 1)

Reimagining Public High School: Community Collaborations | The Grand Rapids Public Museum School is the product of an ongoing collaboration among six community organizations the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD), Grand Valley State University, the City of Grand Rapids, and Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

Find out how this community-wide interdisciplinary collaboration is transforming public education. Grand Rapids Public Museum School has been recognized by the XQ Institute as one of ten XQ Super Schools in the United States. The paradigm shifting approach has been recognized with an XQ Institute grant of $10 million to reimagine high school education with the Grand Rapids Public Museum High School.

publicmuseumschool.org/partners

Moderators: Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University Associate Professor Gayle DeBruyn and Professor Dr. Cindy Todd
Panel Chair: Dr. Chris Hanks, GRPS Museum School Principal
Panelists:Dr. Tony Baker, GRPS School Board member; John Helmholdt, GRPS Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs; Director, Dr. Kevin Holohan, Grand Valley State University; and Dr. Wendy Falb, GRPS School Board President


10:15 – 10:30 am, Break


10:30 – 11:45 am, Keynote Address: Seitu Jones, Visual Artist

GRAM, Cook Auditorium (Level 1)

Revolutionary Love: Eat, Art and Act | Seitu Jones’s talk will focus on love. He will explore the type of passionate, challenging, and powerful forms of love that drive a revolution.

Introduction by: Leslie Bellavance, President, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

12:00 – 1:30 pm, NCAAarts Business Lunch, Annual Business Meeting and Elections

UICA, Galleries (Level 4)

Presented by: Lynne Allen, NCAA President, Director, School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Boston University

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Session II

GRAM, Cook Auditorium (Level 1)

Innovations in Healthcare through Design | This panel will discuss a collaborative education model that utilizes human-centered design methods to innovate patient care within a healthcare system. Using an interdisciplinary design process, the Industrial Design and Interior Design programs at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) have worked with Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC to re-imagine the effectiveness of clinical procedures, services and spaces. This approach has allowed for the development of an immersive, research-based learning experience for students, as well as encouraged KCAD to establish a protocol for engaging in research and design with industry partners.

Panel Chair: Associate Professor Jonathan Moroney, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Panelists: Professor Lee Davis, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University; Kris Emery, Clinical Innovation Specialist, Spectrum Health Innovations LLC; Dr. Brent Mulder, President, Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC; and Justin Beitzel, Industrial Designer at Steelcase, BFA Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, 2015


4:30 pm, Bus Departs from Amway Hotel to Meijer Gardens

Amway Hotel, Lyon St. Entrance (Level 1)

5:00 – 7:15 pm, Process and Presence Reception and Tour

Meijer Gardens, Hauenstein and Pfeiffer Rooms

Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture | Through the finest examples of three-dimensional practice (sculpture, ceramics, performance, installation, and video art), this exhibition emphasizes the relationship between disability and the fundamental human experiences of change and embodiment. This innovative project is organized jointly by DisArt, a Grand Rapids-based arts and culture organization promoting the full participation of Disabled people in our communities, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The exhibition offers audiences a survey of contemporary Disability sculpture through artists whose work represents local, national, and global perspectives on the lived experience of disability.

Remarks by: Dr. Joseph Becherer, Director and Curator, Sculpture Program, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Guides: Dr. Chris Smit, Co-Executive Director, DisArt; Dr. Lisa VanArragon, Exhibition Curator, Art Historian; and Dr. Joseph Becherer, Director and Curator, Sculpture Program, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

7:30 pm, Bus Departs from Meijer Gardens to Amway Hotel

Meijer Gardens, Entrance Area

8:00 pm, Dinner and Touring on Your Own

Grand Rapids, Downtown Restaurants

9:30 pm, NCAAarts Evening Social

Amway Hotel, Rendezvous and Lumber Baron Bar (Level 1)

Enjoy a night cap and the opportunity to connect with colleagues in one of Amway’s trendy establishments.



Day 03

Friday, September 28, 2018


7:00 – 8:00 am, Continental Breakfast and Beverage Service

Amway Hotel, Pantlind Ballroom (Level 2)

7:30 – 10:00 am, Conference Registration

Amway Hotel, Registration Area 2 (Level 2)

8:30 – 9:00 am, Welcoming Address

UICA, Theater (Lower Level)

Remarks by: Leslie Bellavance, President, Kendall College of Art and Design Ferris State University and Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

9:00 – 10:15 am, Session I

UICA, Theater (Lower Level)

A Case Study for Creating Artist and Audience Equity in a Contemporary Museum: The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) | KCAD's Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, a non-collecting arts center in Grand Rapids, MI founded in 1977, devoted their 40th anniversary year to achieving artist and audience equity for blacks and African Americans. This program, a response to historical under-representation in museums as well as to the city’s history of segregation and lack of economic opportunity for its African American population, was highly successful. Panelists will discuss the state of artist and audience equity pre-intervention, the three-pronged approach that was instituted, the results, and challenges going forward.

Organized by: Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Panelists: Janean Couch, Program Director, Grand Rapids Community Foundation; Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts; Latesha Lipscomb, Community Engagement Project Manager, City of Grand Rapids Planning Department; and Dr. Kristen Taylor, Development Officer, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts


10:15 – 10:30 am, Break


10:30 – 11:45 am, Session II

UICA, Theater (Lower Level)

Adding Voices: The DisArt Story of Community and Collaboration | Join DisArt Executive Directors Jill Vyn and Christopher Smit for a discussion of how collaboration and community making have played central roles in the Disability Arts and Culture work done by the organization since 2015. Internationally known for their innovative programming, DisArt has employed a relational philosophy in all of its efforts to increase the cultural participation of Disabled people through contemporary art exhibitions, public events, and organizational coaching. Vyn and Smit will tell the story of DisArt’s work with the help of some of its partner organizations, taking time to examine the philosophical and critical lenses that fuel the organization.

Introduction by: Leslie Bellavance, President, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Organized by: Dr. Chris Smit, Co-Executive Director, DisArt and Jill Vyn, Co-Executive Director, DisArt
Panelists: Paul Amenta, Artist and Co-Founder, SiTE:LAB; Dr. Chris Smit, Co-Executive Director, DisArt; and Jill Vyn, Co-Executive Director, DisArt

12:00 – 4:00 pm, Lunch on Your Own and “ArtPrizing”

Grand Rapids, Downtown Restaurants and Venues

5:00 – 6:00 pm, Pre-Dinner Reception

UICA

6:00 – 6:30 pm, Opening Remarks and Business Meeting

UICA (Level 4)

Presented by: Lynne Allen, NCAA President, Director, School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Boston University

6:30 pm, Banquet

UICA (Level 4)

7:30 pm, Keynote Address: Andrew Blauvelt, Director, Cranbrook Art Museum

UICA (Level 4)

Expanding the Rules of Engagement for Artists and Audiences | Nearly a decade ago as Chief of Audience Engagement and Communications at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, we sought a major institutional shift in how we could engage audiences as both producers and consumers of contemporary culture. Understood as a series of experiments to test new ideas and unconventional approaches, little did we know what would succeed and what would fail. This talk reflects on some of these lessons, while also presenting a new series of challenges as Cranbrook mounts new initiatives beyond its storied campus walls.

Introductions by: Ken Krayer, Executive Director, Design West Michigan of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

9:00 pm, Conclusion


9:30 pm, NCAAarts Evening Social

Amway Hotel, Rendezvous and Lumber Baron Bar (Level 1)

Enjoy a night cap and the opportunity to connect with colleagues in one of Amway’s trendy establishments.



Day 04

Saturday, September 29, 2018


8:30 – 12:00 pm, NCAAarts Board Meeting

Amway Hotel, Vandenberg Room (Level 2)

A continental breakfast and beverage services will be available for meeting participants.

12:00 pm, NCAAarts Conference Concludes