Recent Submissions

  • A Mixed Methods Critical Review of the A+ Schools in North Carolina: An Argument for High Standards in Implementation 

    Wheeler, Kate Elizabeth (East Carolina University, 2021-06-07)
    This study provides an update on the effectiveness of the North Carolina (NC) A+ Schools Program, a program focused on integrating the arts disciplines into the core curriculum to bring about more effective and engaging ...
  • From Wasteland to Praxis: Uncertainty and Control in the Creative Process 

    Borsay, Peter (East Carolina University, 2021-04-22)
    This document provides written support for the thesis exhibition, From Wasteland to Praxis: Uncertainty and Control in the Creative Process. This body of work consists of a collection of prints that represent evidence of ...
  • Metempsychosis & Reincarnation 

    Guan, Kerry Yichen (East Carolina University, 2021-05-03)
    A flower's beauty does not last forever; the leaves wilt, and the petals fall to the ground until next season when the cycle begins. The moment a flower blooms is the beginning moment it starts to fade away. Metempsychosis ...
  • Theorems in Visual Art: Art and Math Teacher Collaboration toward Creative Leadership 

    Song, Borim; Choi, Jungmin (2018)
    An artist and a mathematician meet. The authors of this article, one an art education professor and the other a mathematics professor, collaborated to conduct research as a team, examining perceptions of K-12 art ...
  • Three Initiatives for Community-Based Art Education Practices 

    Lim, Maria; Chang, Eunjung; Song, Borim (2013-07)
    According to Lawton (2010), art educators should be concerned with teaching their students to make critical connections between the classroom and the outside world. one effective way to make these critical connections ...
  • Korean contemporary art as an educational resource for the American secondary art classroom 

    Song, Borim (2012)
    Focusing on the artwork by Korean-born artist Shin il Kim, this chapter examines Korean contemporary art as a resource for teaching and learning in the American secondary art classroom. Kim utilizes digital technology ...
  • Redefining cultural identity in digital art practice: Artistic journeys across cultural boundaries and ethnic borders 

    Song, Borim (2009)
    During the past several decades, globalization has blurred the borders among cultures, to some extent. The development of computers and the Internet has accelerated the collapse of cultural boundaries and changed the ...
  • Re-imaging traditions: Comparison of John Ruskin and Kim Chong-hui 

    Song, Borim (2003)
    This research is intended to focus on theories and beliefs of Ruskin and Kim Chong-hui, as they appear in their writings, paintings, and other scholars’ studies on them and to compare these two figures in the historical ...
  • A PROGRESSION OF PERSPECTIVE 

    Mrakovcich, Dominic (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    This document consists of three components. The first two components are paired: an original analysis on Pierre Boulez' Dérive 2, and a transcript of the student's conversation with conductor, Nicholas DeMaison. The ...
  • An Obligation to do One’s Best 

    Smessaert, Dana
    An Obligation to do One's Best is an exploration of myth and reality at home in a small southern town. The artist is calling into question whose history we are referencing when it comes to art, economics, and culture. In ...
  • MUSICAL ALGORITHMS AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES 

    Meehan, Eric
    By writing algorithms to complete counterpoint exercises in the style of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum, a hierarchy of preferences between the given rules can be determined by testing different prioritizations ...
  • A Collective: Working Towards a Better Place 

    McLelland, Heather L
    This body of work, A Collective: Working Towards a Better Place, is comprised of points along my timeline that embody the way I have come to connect with people face to face. I realized these connections are important for ...
  • No Added Sugar! 

    Narron, Mairin Gwyn (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    Artists are encouraged to challenge the status quo -- to question social norms. My artwork focuses on women's rights, challenging both obvious and "hidden" forms of sexism and misogyny. Using candy as the central medium, ...
  • WISH YOU WERE HERE: LEGENDS OF THE GREAT PLAINS 

    Knedler, Epiphany S
    Wish You Were Here: Legends of the Great Plains is an image-based project examining the reality of how the Great Plains romanticizes its history through legends, histories, and roadside attractions. This region, often ...
  • Amerikorean 

    Kim, Youngjae (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    "Amerikorean" is a project that utilizes imagery to elucidate the struggles of an immigrant from South Korea attempting to adjust and define a sense of identity in the United States. The image-making process represents an ...
  • Nine to Five 

    Han, Junghoon (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    Nine to Five is a series that is inspired by the high stress levels of office workers and perceived shortcomings of the contemporary office environment and their furnishings. The main focus of Nine to Five is to observe ...
  • The Art of Provisionalism 

    Carter, Robin (East Carolina University, 2020-06-22)
    Art is in itself meaningless; the significant thing to consider is the social formation and how it is reproduced. If an artwork is assigned a value, it is due to the iterative ability of the subjects involved. The most ...
  • The Value of Exposure: The Connection Between International Contact, Ethnocentrism, and Intercultural Sensitivity 

    Taylor, Erin R (East Carolina University, 2019-08-13)
    As higher education continues on the path of globalization, a persistent focus is placed on creating internationally competent professionals. The most prominent method used to achieve this is through the internationalization ...
  • Recollection 

    Hargroder, Lacey M (East Carolina University, 2019-11-27)
    The purpose of this written report of my thesis is to discuss the visual installation presented in partial fulfillment of my Master of Fine Arts degree. The components of the visual work explore the role and impact of ...
  • Fear Not This Body 

    Buss, Carolyn Adda (East Carolina University, 2019-11-26)
    Body shame is an insidious part of Western culture. As a fat woman, I am intent upon expressing and sharing the beauty of bodies that are commonly vilified in an effort to combat that shame. In my MFA thesis exhibition, I ...

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