The notion of artworks for healing is not confined to just one culture. Using Ethiopian Healing Scrolls as examples, we will explore the how and the why of their creation. We will then look at the similarities and differences between Ethiopian healing art and that of other cultures. Co-sponsored with the Department of Comparative Religion and the Archeological Institute of America.
Jacqueline Chanda was born in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate work in painting and drawing in the US and her graduate work in art education and plastic arts theory and aesthetics in France. Although her life and career as an academic has taken her in divergent directions, on a number of adventures, and to many different states and countries, her jobs were always connected with the visual arts. After 27 years as an art educator working as an assistant, associate and full professor; a researcher producing over 27 publications and 3 books; and a higher education administrator, chair, associate dean, dean and president, she decided to explore more her creative side and pursue her own art making. She is now engaged as a full time artist in Tucson, Arizona.
Co-sponsored with the Department of Comparative Religion and the Archeological Institute of America and Miami University Art Museum.