The Seeing Lens, the therapeutic photography curriculum created by Dr. Grant D. Taylor, chair of creative arts and professor of art & art history, was selected for inclusion in a Michigan district. Dr. Taylor’s innovative curriculum, first created in partnership with the Lebanon VA Medical Center, will be taught in the Veterans Treatment Court of the 19th Judicial District Court of Michigan. The work produced by the students in Dr. Taylor’s classes has been exhibited at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and was trialed by Veterans Affairs centers nationally, including in Palo Alto, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn.
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Dr. Grant Taylor, director of creative arts and professor of art & art history, had his research included in the retrospective exhibition on Adrian Wilsonat the Blackpool College of Art and Design, U.K. In the early 1980s, Wilson was the first photographer to use photomanipulation (on the Quantel Paintbox system) to produce digital photomontage.
Dr. Grant Taylor, professor of art & art history, joined Emilie Shuler, an outpatient recreation therapist, to design an online art therapy program for veterans coping with isolation and depression during COVID-19, Vantage Point: Telehealth Photography Program. In early 2021, during the height of the COVID epidemic, a group of Veterans captured aspects of their lives as they lived in self-isolation. This exhibition comes to represent the fears, hopes, and resilience of those creative individuals. The online exhibition includes photography projects from the ten-week Vantage Point Telehealth Program run in partnership with Lebanon Valley College and the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
Karen Beall, adjunct instructor in sculpture and ceramics, celebrated the unveiling of a new permanent art installation at Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick. The artwork, “Forest Fable,” is composed of 20 clay tiles depicting the “natural history of tree species found within the park boundaries,” according to Beall. She worked with community members last fall to create the tiles.
Dr. Grant Taylor, professor of art & art history, joined Emilie Shuler, an outpatient recreation therapist, to design an online art therapy program for veterans coping with isolation and depression during COVID-19. The virtual Vantage Point: Telehealth Photography Program focuses on COVID-related issues through personal phone camera photos. Taylor is teaching two groups of veterans through the Veterans Affairs video connect platform to center them on successful coping skills and increased social connection during a period of significant isolation. An online presence and exhibit will publish later this spring.
Karen Beall, adjunct instructor in sculpture and ceramics, was named artist-in-residence for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 seasons by the Environmental Center at the Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick in Mt. Gretna. The residency includes two public art projects at the park: Forest Fable, a hike in the woods with Dr. Rebecca Urban, LVC’s director of environmental science and associate professor of biology, to identify trees; and, Spring Souvenir, a hike with a naturalist followed by an art program let by Beall.
The Seeing Lens photography exhibit, a collaborative project between LVC and the Lebanon VA Medical Center, opened at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The exhibit is part of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) annual conference that showcases significant accomplishments in innovation. Dr. Grant Taylor, professor of art & art history, is part of the team presenting the project at the conference. Recently, The Seeing Lens program was chosen by VHA Innovators Network (iNET) to be trialed by Veteran Affairs centers nationally, including centers in Palo Alto, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn.
Dr. Grant Taylor, professor of art & art history, had two articles published relating to digital culture. In the first, “JOB FROM MOLNAR: Pioneering Computer-Generated Prints,” Taylor discusses early computer-generated works that “reflect the world of data processing and storage, or the science of “informatics,” in the early 1970s. In the latter, “Curating the American Algorists: Digital Art and National Identity,” he shares “details of the curating strategies and central premise behind the 2013 traveling exhibition The American Algorists: Linear Sublime. Taylor curated the exhibition in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and at the Flatiron Gallery IN New York City that year.
“JOB FROM MOLNAR: Pioneering Computer-Generated Prints,” Art in Print, Volume 8, No 5. 2019.
“Curating The American Algorists: Digital Art and National Identify,” Arts, Volume 8, no 3. 2019.