PUBLIC ART, SCULPTURE and DESIGN
with lecturer, writer, independent
scholar and curator, Dr. Maureen Korp
Thursdays, October 11th – November 15th, 7pm-9pm
Course fee: $116.00
Does any man really look like a Greek statue? Why is the Willendorf Venus so famous? What is the “golden section?” Sculpture and design is art in three dimensions—height, width, depth. Now, add time, the
fourth dimension, and we can talk about the built environments of public art--streets, gardens, plazas, promenades, the places where we live. In six classes, we look at examples from antiquity to the
present day, from Paris to Ottawa.
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Place des artistes de Farrellton (PAF) is a non-profit artist run
co-op situated in the Gatineau hills, fostering art appreciation and
professionalism to the artistic community and beyond.
Dr. Maureen Korp has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the intertwined histories of art and religions at universities throughout Canada and the US, as well as in Pakistan (2008-10), and Romania
(1995-96). Her publications and awards are numerous (more than 90 articles, three books), in addition to contributions to CBC radio and film documentaries on environmental art and the religious nature of
artistic vision. Her publications also include a handful of poems in literary magazines and anthologies.
From time to time, Dr. Korp has been invited to present public lectures on her research and participate in international conferences.
In 2015, for example, she presented three papers at the 2015 Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Bucharest, Romania., and gave two public lectures in Berlin and
Dr. Korp's education includes a baccalaureate in philosophy (Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1966); master’s degrees in art history (Rutgers University, 1976) and religious studies (University of
Ottawa, 1987); a diploma in public administration (University of Buffalo, 1979); and, a doctorate in comparative religions (University of Ottawa, 1991).
Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “Earthworks: Shamanism in the Religious Visions of North American Artists.” The research included interviews, both written and oral in 1989, with 120 artists concerning their earth-centered work and vision. Among the artists who contributed to her research are such well-known figures as Betsy Damon, Jennifer Dickson, Martin Dunn, Alex Janvier, Daphne Odjig, and Charles Ross, Tal Streeter.