The NIU School of Art and Design welcomes Dr. Pamela Lawton, the Florence Gaskins Harper Endowed Chair in Art Education at the Maryland Institute College of Art, for a visiting artist lecture titled, “Artstories” with Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity for Art Educators. The lecture deals with working with/in community as a holistic practice.”
The lecture is part of the School of Art and Design Graduate Colloquium, and is free and open to the pubic, Tuesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. in Jack Arends Hall, Room 110.
Lawton is a fifth-generation educator from Washington, DC. She earned a BA degree in studio art and sociology from University of Virginia, an MFA in printmaking from Howard University and her EdDCTA from Teachers College Columbia University.
Lawton’s scholarly research and teaching revolves around visual narrative and intergenerational arts learning in BIPOC community settings.
Her artwork is grounded in social liberation seeking to illuminate contemporary issues, cultural traditions and the stories of people impacted by them.