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Department of Art and Design Celebrates Journal Launch

by University Relations

On November 29, 2011, the Department of Art and Design threw a launch party in honor of Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, a new scholarly journal dedicated to the creation of art and the scholarship of teaching artistry. Faculty members involved with the publication include G. James Daichendt, Ed.D., associate professor in the Department of Art and Design, and the journal’s founder and principle editor; William Catling, MFA, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Design and editorial board member; and adjunct professors and contributing authors Clovis Blackwell, MFA, and Shelby Moser.

Visual Inquiry provides a forum for engaging the complex, rich, and multifaceted process of learning and teaching art. Published three times a year and peer reviewed, the print-based academic journal highlights the process of creating art, teaching as an art form, engaging art submissions, scholarship in teaching artistry, and the traditions of art making and teaching. The journal fills a niche in art and art education with a breadth and enthusiasm missing in contemporary art and art education journals. The journal’s editorial and advisory board includes representatives from some of the best academic institutions in the world such as University of Cambridge, Harvard University, and Columbia University.

“This journal increases the scholarly reputation of the university on an international level and raises awareness regarding the important work that artists and designers do in their studios and classrooms,” said Daichendt. “It affirms that teaching and research are essential to strengthening art production, and this journal highlights the very best scholarship in this area. We have received wonderful praise from colleagues, and interest in publishing with the journal has steadily increased.”

Download the first issue of the journal at www.intellectbooks.co.uk/ journals/view-Journal,id=201/.

Originally published in the Spring '12 issue of APU Life. Download the full issue (PDF).