On October 7-8, the department hosted the 2022 GRAE Conference at the Urban Arts Space and in the Barnett Collaboratory. Part of a consortia of schools including Penn State University and Teachers College, Columbia University the GRAE conference provides a forum for students to discuss issues and developments in art education addressed through emerging graduate research. Since 2005, GRAE takes place each fall semester in rotation at the participating institutions. AAEP students Erin Hoppe, Molly Jo Burke and Adéwálé Adénlé represented the department. Research was divided into three panels: Connection and Participation, Portraits and Practices, and Sensation and Perception and Representation. Respondents included Terron Banner (PhD, 2019), Terry Barrett (professor emeritus) and Ramya Ravisankar (PhD, 2019).
"GRAE is such a valuable experience for graduate students across our three programs. Having the opportunity to share ongoing research with faculty, staff and students is a wonderful way to build connections throughout the field. It is also a great way to show support for your friends and colleagues as we all work through our projects! In many ways, it is a celebration of the hard work we all do (from students, to our advisors, and everyone in our departments). It is one of my favorite events each year because we all get to come together and talk about all the fantastic things we are working on.”
– Megan Wanttie, PhD, 2022