“Growing up in Iran, I felt stuck between tradition and modernity, as did many other people in my generation.”- Kiana Honarmand, 2019
The Doris Ulmann Galleries has opened an exhibition featuring works by artist Kiana Honarmand on view now until Feb. 27, 2020. The exhibit, Across the Space Separating, consists of a selection of Honarmand’s works that discuss the juxtaposition of her Middle Eastern identity and her education in Western art. Honarmand uses this duality in her identity to discuss sociopolitical issues of modern Iran, like the violation of women’s rights, as well as the Western perception of the Middle East as a whole.
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Ann Beard Grundy
Berea College alumna Msiba Ann Grundy ‘68, and her husband Chester Grundy, have just been named as recipients of The Milner Award, the top honor in the annual Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Throughout their lives, the Grundys have actively worked―often through arts events such as the Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival―to empower African-American Kentuckians. Continue reading Governor’s Top Honor To Berea Alumna Msiba Ann Grundy →
In July, Berea College acquired the intellectual property of the Arts Incubator of the Rockies, AIR. The programs, now known as the AIR Institute of Berea College has relocated from Colorado and become part of the College Crafts Program at Berea.
The AIR Institute programs serve communities with creativity-focused community and economic development workshops and programs. Using cross-sector collaboration, AIR serves artists, business people, educators, and the community together. AIR Institute programs teach design thinking, business planning, and entrepreneurial initiative with the latest business development strategies and tactics, such as fast prototyping and lean startup principles. Hundreds of people from a dozen states have used the programs to succeed. Continue reading Arts Incubator Program Acquired by Berea College, Relocates to Berea, Kentucky →