Scholars Gild December 2014 / January 2015

The Scholars Gild has two very interesting discussion topics coming up in the months of December and January.  Our discussions are held 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month in the Bratten Room, lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, contact the Scholars Gild at ArdenScholarsGild@gmail.com.  Title your email “Please Add” and include your name in the body of the email.

Come join us for what is sure to be informative and lively conversations!

December 16: What role should Art have in Society?

Curator and artist Maiza Hixson will present her curatorial perspective and lead the discussion for the December Scholars’ Gild in Arden. Hixson will discuss contemporary curating as a form of advocacy for living artists. She will also address how her curatorial practice combines education and social engagement to involve the public in a meaningful dialogue about art and culture.

Bio:  Maiza Hixson is the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA). She is also founder of the SHAFT Space with Lauren Ruth. Hixson has extensive museum and curatorial experience, having worked for the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia as well as serving as associate curator of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and curatorial fellow in the Contemporary Art Department at the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. Her curatorial work was recently featured in the People’s Biennial.

 

January 20: Just how does the Election Process work? 

Interested in American elections and/or the American electoral process? Come join us for a presentation and discussion led by Karl Agne, a professional political consultant, election analyst and board member of DE Common Cause. Karl has decades-long, direct and professional experience in this arena and is looking forward to the opportunity to share his knowledge and engage in conversation with all those who are in attendance!

Karl will discuss the recently concluded 2014 mid-term elections (a ‘post-mortem’) and the implications they have for the upcoming 2016 Presidential-year contest. In addition, he is open to a discussion on a wide range of electoral –related topics, including the role of political consultants in elections.