Episode 52: Jeremy Blair: Education is Rhizomatic
Jeremy Blair had such helpful advice and encouragement from his perspective as an art education professor, educating future teachers. We kept coming back to the connections and rhizomatic nature of education – how these seeds we’re planting can grow and drop new seeds years down the road. Jeremy shared some exciting projects and ideas he’s exploring both in his own artwork and with his students. I loved hearing about his mobile darkroom, recreating Sol Lewitt’s instructional wall drawings in his STEAM Studio class, and plans for a room sized Rube Goldberg machine! I want to take his class! I’ll link to the artists and apps he mentioned and will share the resources he talked about.
Jeremy Blair is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Tennessee Tech University. Jeremy received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University and his doctorate from the University of North Texas. Before moving to Tennessee, he worked as a K-12 art teacher in Savannah, Georgia, a visiting professor at the University of Georgia, and a curator at the University of Colorado Art Museum. In addition to teaching, Jeremy is also a practicing artist. He participates in creative residencies and regularly exhibits cameraless and alternative process photography. He resides in Cookeville, Tennessee.
- @tntecharted – TN Tech Art Education Instagram
- @jeremyblairart – Personal Art Instagram
- Jeremy’s former student, Rachel Petrucelli, was interviewed in episode 10!
- Sol Lewitt: at SFMOMA or at Mass MOCA
- Théodore Géricault: “The Raft of Medusa”
- Shepard Fairey: “Hope“
- Kehinde Wiley
- Kara Walker
- Diedrick Brackens
- Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
- Yayoi Kusama
- Norman Rockwell: “The Problem We All Live With” depicting Ruby Bridges
- Man Ray’s “Rayographs” photograms