Each academic year, after assessing surveys and participating in focus groups, ArtSeed’s executive director selects a theme to give structure to the next year’s artwork and exhibitions. Exploring topics ranging from politics to mortality, ArtSeed has never been afraid to break new ground – and challenge artists and students. Full activities summaries are listed on the pages below with working project annual themes/exhibition titles.
Only Zombies Race to Mass Extinction 1) Early Signs and Interventions, 2) Natural Wonders and Disasters, 3) Technology and Stewardship
Rendering Power, Envisioning Freedom: Lawmakers, Lost Lives, and Peaceful Resolutions.
Mailing Home: Who Was John Brown? Who Is Jim Crow? Who Are We?
Marching Home: Valor, Freedom, and Stewardship as Paths to Peace!
Cottage Industry — Locomotion, Collaboration: Let’s Beat Poverty in All its Forms!
Cottage Industry — Communication, Collaboration: Let’s Beat Poverty in All its Forms!
Legacies and Living Spaces
Sums, Sustenance and the Five Senses
75 Reasons Why: We Are The Bridge
Charting the Depths from the High Seas to the Mysterious Mind
Health and Healing
Structure & The Meaning of Life
Hereafter: Futures with which we can Live?
If I Ruled the World: Governance, Identity, and the Creative Process
Money Makeovers: Office Move & 5th Anniversary Accounting
Bridges: Engineering and City Planning
Hiking Across America: Appalachia & Burnett CDC Outdoor Exchange
Coloring Sounds: Music, Visual Arts and Collaboration
Postcard to People in Power: Media & Communications
Gods and Monsters: Virgil’s Dantes Inferno & Nelson Mandela’s Imprisonment
“Especially topics such as death, afterlife, heaven, hell, reincarnation … We fool ourselves when we think kids don’t think about stuff like this. To not have an outlet or to be denied one because it’s just not something we like to talk about is sad and a missed opportunity to get a peek inside their amazing landscape.” -Ymke Dioquino