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Integrated VCAL Projects connected to the real world.

This year in June, a colleague and myself presented at the VALA conference at Monash Uni.

The premise of the conference was – “To engage and support 21st century students on their journey towards independent adulthood we need to strike a balance between engaging the Head ( knowledge and theory), Hands ( practical application/skills) and Heart ( wellbeing and connectedness). 180 more words

Familjen Andersson

En cool kusin, en med ryggskott, en spillevinka, en höggravid, en glad lilleman, en snygg hönspappa och en shoppinggalen… gissa vem som är vem :)


inspired by art

Here’s an ambitious international/regional, art/poetry project that invites your participation. Ekphrastic Assimilations is “a months-long project culminating in an exhibition of painting, photography and mixed-media visual art by… 134 more words


Blake, D.H. Lawrence, and the Sexuality of God, by Myra Glazer

In the Blood of Eden

In his unrelenting rage and impassioned commitment (though scarcely in most of his actual views), Blake recalls the biblical prophets. Looking ahead, he also bears a remarkable kinship to that equally intense, iconoclastic artist of “terrifying honesty”, D.H. 4,643 more words

William Blake

Vala and Violette.

Vala and Violette. Click for full size.

© C. Ford


launching Ekphrastic Assimilations 同画项目

I’m taking this moment, after a few months reprieve from work on this blog, to announce the launch of the Ekphrastic Assimilations project. This will involve an exhibition, held at the VALA arts center in Redmond, WA and in conjunction with Ryan James Fine Arts in Kirkland, WA from September 15 through early November, as well as an academic conference to be held jointly by Pacific Lutheran University and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. 26 more words

Zhong Biao

Our Artist-in-Residence Program 2012-2016 & Beyond

I gave a talk to the VALA AGM earlier this week on our Artist-in-Residence Program: the thinking behind it, who has been involved, what has been produced and why we think it is a good thing. 90 more words