Thursday, March 3, 2011

Appalachian State University May Be First to Use General License

Study abroad opportunity in Cuba

BOONE—Appalachian State University students interested in exploring photography and printmaking in Cuba have an opportunity to travel to the Caribbean country in June.

Assistant Professor Scott Ludwig from the Department of Art and Dr. Garner Dewey from the Department of Technology will lead the trip June 13-27. The cost is $2,600 plus tuition. For more information, contact Dewey at 262-7337 or

Enrollment is limited. The deadline to apply is March 14.

Designed as a studio-based, travel experience, enrolled students will participate in selected, hands-on workshops in photography and printmaking/mixed-media at renowned studios such as the Taller Experimental de Grafica and Fototeca de Cuba located in Old Town, Havana.

Working with the program directors in collaboration with Cuban artists and master printers, students will develop a thematic body of work based on their personal observations and experiences culled from field work and photo-excursions of the city and surrounding area, such as Pinar del Rio and other communities to experience Cuba’s social diversity.

Students also will visit culturally significant monuments, museums and historical sites such as the Plaza de Revolucion, Habana Vieja, Colon Cemetary, el Capitolio and the Museum of Colonial Arts.
As a capstone experience, selections of the students’ creative work will be featured in thematic art exhibitions in Cuba, at Appalachian and in the local community.

Students will stay in a local “casa particular,” a well-appointed, spacious home owned by private citizens who provide inexpensive accommodations to travelers. Students and trip leaders will socialize and dine as a group with the host families.

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