Creative Arts Workshop: NYU Transdisciplinary Artists

Painting Lab

Price Doyle Fine Arts
Room 711
Murray, KY 42071

The department of art and design welcomes interdisciplinary artists Megan Pinto, Sonja Petermann and Kathleen Dalton to campus for a Creative Arts Workshop.

The department of art and design will host a transdisciplinary artist workshop in partnership with NYU to further develop creative inquiry and exploration for students in visual arts, writing and performing arts at Murray State University. Through the combined mediums of poetry, dance, theatre and visual art, we will lead the students through various methods of transposing feeling and thought into form. Students and facilitators will collaborate through guided exercises, open reflection and artistic creation. Our work will center on the idea of the solidarity we find, as artists, in sharing personal experiences. This exploration will take into consideration the community of Murray and its relationship to participants. Our workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to utilize their artistic abilities as a means through which they might convey personal histories, stories and themes in their local, regional, national and international communities to create indelible and groundbreaking connections between individuals and work for the integration of a fragmented world. 

Megan Pinto (MFA candidate in poetry at Warren Wilson’s MFA program for writers, Playmakers Playwright and resident artist at Purple Rose Theatre Company) will offer opportunities for students to explore image as an emotional and intellectual complex, starting from a place of language and moving into visual imagery and sound. We will do work with noticing things in our environment and keeping an image journal, discussing what our definitions of image are and then moving into abstracting that and making work. The goal would be to sharpen the noticing eye and to draw out associations/ imaginative movement. 

Sonja Petermann (printmaker, recent artist in residence at Main Street Arts) will offer workshop opportunities to survey various drawing processes. We will use techniques to investigate the ways artists can relocate and redefine their impressions.

Kathleen Dalton (MSW student at NYU, dance therapist) will work with students through movement exploration to create biopsychosocial connectivity on an individual and group level and will utilize emergent group themes to aid students in the rich expression that lies at the intersection of emotion and experience held in the body when humans collide. 

The workshop will be held April 21 in Murray from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. It will then continue on to the Murray Art Hop at 5 p.m.

The event is open to the public with a $20 admission fee. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Danielle Mužina in the department of art and design (270-809-6731,  

Saturday, 21 April, 2018


Danielle Muzina

Phone: 270-809-3784




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