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“Art, Culture, Politics” theme brings lively student discussion

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Even if it weren’t election season, discussion would have been lively on the subject of “Art, Culture & Politics,” the semester study theme rolled out to students by Ms. Laura and the instructors. Everyone had plus-or-minus, agree-or-disagree cards to hold up as various premises were proposed, subjects considered, and opinions shared. In one exercise, the students considered what influences have formed their world views, and gathered in labeled corners of the room to explain their positions. Media? Gender? Race or ethnicity? Personal experience? Then they perused magazines for images that represent their personal perspectives and dispersed to the studios to continue discussion and start thinking about how they’ll express their views through art.  See slide show.