Public Classroom and Project Space
This week marked the inaugural use of the Art and Social Practice MFA concentration off site classroom. This downtown storefront space is the home of our classes as well as a public space for lectures, discussions, workshops and exhibitions that will engage the community.
The space is also used as a hub for all students in the MFA Contemporary Art Practice Program at PSU to work directly on a project with a visiting artist that will be made public in that space. This project is connected to an intensive seminar led by that invited artist. This invitational teaching position and public project is an initiative of the Art and Social Practice concentration and is tied to the annual Open Engagement conference. Mark Dion is one of the featured presenters at this years conference and is also the first artist to lead the students in seminar that will result in the creation of an exhibition here at PSU.