Posts Tagged ‘Art Education


Ljubljana, Slovenia: MICY Colloquium October 14th-18th 2009

The 2nd Motivation for Innovation and Creativity of Youth (MICY)  international colloquium held in Ljubljana, Slovenia was truly outstanding.  It was an absolute pleasure to walk the scenic streets of Ljubljana as take in the historic pastel architecture, alpine surroundings, and rich culture which is mostly unaffected by tourists.  However, the best part of the trip was the people I connected with from Europe and around the world.  Miss you all so much,


Ljubljana airport

Dr. Ann Kuo

Ann and Peter Ciuha

Dr. Debbie Smith-Shank

Sophie Metcalf and Debbie Smith-Shank

With Marjan Prevodnik, (center) at the MICY colloquium

Ljubljana architecture

The studio bathroom of Peter Ciuha’s studio

Peter Ciuha’s studio at work

Senka, Ann, Peter

Dr. Rita L. Irwin

Tatiana Soteropoulos

Glen Coutts

Dr. Emil Gaul

Su Jin Jie

Dr. Georgina Kakourou Chroni

Dr. John Steers

Dr. Jeung-Hee Kim

Dr. Hai-Kyung Kim


Published in InSEA Newsletter

This month the InSEA Newsletter is out and my article Visual Culture in English Foreign Language Learning is included in the publication.  To see the article and news on current trends in global art education please click here.  Incidentally I would like to thank Enid Zimmerman for her kindness and patience with editing. 


Photographs from the 2nd World Creativity Summit Taipei 2008

The World Creativity Summit was held in Taipei from June 5th to 8th.       During that time I worked as the summit International Administrator while teaching full time at Huafan University and taking five PhD courses.  Please excuse my late posting of these images. 







The closing ceremony of the World Creativity Summit

The World Creativity Summit was held in Taipei from June 5th to 8th.       


Diary of a PhD Student: Week 1, spring semester

On Tuesday my PhD classes will begin and the new spring semester will officially start. However, it actually feels like the winter semester never quite ended with all the conference abstracts to submit and journal submissions to edit. This week I have to write one paper and finish editing another.

Last week I was made the international secretariat of the World Creativity Summit which is happening in Taipei this June in conjunction with InSea. This is a lot of extra work. There are documents to review, emails to send out, and important people to call- every day. Part of me is worried about how this extra responsibility is going to impact my life until the conference in June. Already the conference has taken over my entire weekend.

Last week was a trying week. At work there were renovations interrupting my teaching. I went upstairs to the office to find a repair man drilling into concrete right outside my window. Went to use the computers in the library but they were all full. Got lipstick on a new blouse. Discovered I can be too generous with friends. Met a professor at my art exhibit only to find the building closed. Spilled coffee.

I also find that in order to really write my head needs to be clear. I have to isolate myself and just focus on the subject at hand. All this is hard to do when you have about twenty emails a day demanding your immediate attention.

My photography has also not been up for a while because two of my memory cards have crashed and I cannot access the photos on them. The good news is that I’ve been asked to do cover photographs for Taipei Pictorial magazine. This is something that means a lot to me and I am going to make time for it and enjoy the process. That’s all for now…

Click this link to view Diary of a PhD student Week 7 the good and Week 7: the bad

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    The marketing software company HubSpot sponsored an event at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on Thursday February 18th to provide an overview of their services to potential clients and marketers. HubSpot markets through Web 2.0, social media, email marketing, CRM, and blogs. The event began at 2pm and began with a session on how […]
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  • TCS NYC Marathon Long Training Run #1: Race review July 26th, 2014 August 14, 2014
    Pacers from the New York Flyers running club 20.9 miles 8’37” pace/mile time This was a very meaningful race that I’d trained hard for. I knew that running 20 miles along the rolling hills of Central Park was going to be a challenge. I wanted to finish and finish strong. The race began at 7am and […]
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  • Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Race Review: 1:49:40, June 22nd 2014 August 14, 2014
    This was a special race as it took place in my hometown of Vancouver, BC. I had wanted to run a Vancouver race for a while and it was an absolute pleasure to run through UBC, West Van, and Stanley Park for 13.10 miles. The course began at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena and ran along SW […]
    Jo Rees
  • Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon: Race Review 3:58:18 August 14, 2014
    It was a great experience to run my first marathon at home in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on April 26th. I decided to run with the 3:50 pace group and met a lot of interesting people on the course. Our pacer Steve had run 13 marathons in one year and I connected with others who traveled across […]
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  • February 2014 April 12, 2014
    Here are some images from New York and Urbana, Il from February 2014
    Jo Rees
  • PicFrame Collages March 17, 2014
    Here are photographs from our trip to Washington DC last weekend that are framed using the PicFrame app.
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from January 2014 February 10, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL and New York, NY from January 2014
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from December 2013 February 9, 2014
    Images from the holidays in Urbana, IL and New York, NY  
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from November 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from last November in Urbana, IL and New York, NY
    Jo Rees
  • Photographs from October 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL from last October and early November
    Jo Rees

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