Wilson Fellows Visit–Not Just For Policy Wonks

Jeffrey Brown, chief correspondent for arts, culture and society on PBS NewsHour, and his spouse, Paula Crawford, an artist and associate professor of painting at George Mason University, will join Steve Wolpert on Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Soda Center, for a stimulating discussion in which you can ask the questions.

Brown’s reporting experience is wide ranging, covering culture and the arts, as well as the economy and business, social and health policy, sports and telecommunications. Numerous possibilities for a stimulating discussion at “Turning the Tables: Your Chance to Interview Jeffrey Brown.”

Accomplished artist Paula Crawford has “written the book” on thriving as an art student, with co-author Kendall Buster. The Critique Handbook: Art Student’s Sourcebook and Survival Guide is a staple for artists, teachers and students worldwide.  She has a notable record of national, international, and regional exhibitions and citations that include exhibitions in New York, California, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and Washington, as well as international shows in Peru, Paraguay, Canada, and Jordan. The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Art Review and Contemporary Art Review are among the publications that have reviewed Crawford’s work.

Both Crawford and Brown, who met each other at UC Berkeley in a classics class, will join SOLA faculty and moderator Richard Carp, for a topic dear to Saint Mary’s heart—the real value of a liberal arts education, which, as it happens, is the title of the event. Join them on Wednesday, April 2, 1-2:35 p.m. in the Soda Center, Claeys Lounge.

On Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m., Brown will moderate "Trading Secrets: Arts-Poetry-Practice," a panel discussion exploring the intersections of book cover art, graphic arts and poetry. Featured are readings by Brenda Hillman, the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry, education professor Raina León, and MFA Program manager and poet Sara Mumolo. Additional panelists include Bay Area poets Alexandra Mattraw and Kevin Simmonds. This event is in Hagerty Lounge.

All three events during this visit by Woodrow Wilson Fellows Jeffrey Brown and Paula Crawford promise to be stimulating and interesting.

  • "Turning the Tables: Your Chance to Interview Jeffrey Brown," 7p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Soda Activity Center
  • “Real Value of a Liberal Arts Education”
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1-2:35 p.m., Soda Center, Claeys Lounge
    Panel with Jeffrey, Paula and SOLA faculty. Moderated by Richard Carp, Vice Provost
  • "Trading Secrets: Arts—Poetry—Practice," 6:30p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Hagerty Lounge, De LaSalle Hall