Women in the Arts Symposium
2012 was the first year the WAS used a permanent logo for advertisement purposes. Created by Rebecca Breazeale, a 2012 BFA graphic design major, the award-winning design serves as the permanent signage for WAS.
7th Annual Women in the Arts Symposium, 2013
In conjunction with National Women's History Month, the Annual Women in the Arts Symposium is hosted by the Department of Art, Music & Theatre to acknowledge and recognize contributions of women to the arts. This multidisciplinary event provides an excellent opportunity for Armstrong students to present and discuss their research pertaining to historical and contemporary achievements of women within the venue of the visual and performing arts.
The 2013 Women in the Arts Symposium consisted of a variety of multidisciplinary presentations that were thematically united around the Renaissance period. Theatre students provided a contemporary, gender-identified perspective of excerpts from King Lear, Othello, and A Midsummer's Night's Dream. Voice students presented research on American composer Libby Larsen and her song cycle, Try Me, Good King, for soprano voice and piano. The song texts are from the final letters and gallows speeches of the wives of Henry VIII. Art history students examined depictions of women in Renaissance painting from a feminist perspective, examining those social and ideological attitudes that governed their expected appearance and behavior. Lastly, graphic design students created a series of original mixed-media art pieces that reinterpreted Renaissance paintings with a contemporary thematic rendition.