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DSU hosting International Art & Design Virtual Conference

Dakota State University’s Digital Arts and Design program is hosting a one-day virtual conference, in partnership with the Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia.  The conference, called “With Deep Roots, Foliage Thrives”, is a forum of Across the Divide International Art and Design Education held on Thursday, September 30th.  

DSU Associate Professor Joe Ren said the conference is open to DSU students and the larger community with the goal of promoting a dialogue about the exchanging and sharing of different ideas.

Scholars from around the U.S. and China will give presentations. 

The conference includes a keynote presentation, lectures, workshops, and an exhibition. Those interested in the fields of fine art, art history, graphic design, photography, environment design, data art, and film are all invited to participate. An online art exhibition in a virtual gallery will also be available on Thursday.   

All lectures, exhibitions, and workshops will be virtual and open to the public. Classrooms in Beadle Hall on the DSU campus will be available for group viewing.  

Along with that, a special pre-conference public reception and artist talk will be held at The BrickHouse Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Madison Area Arts Council. 

Ren received a grant to help support the event from the South Dakota Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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