Online lecture of Prof. Dr. Inguna Audere and Prof. Michael Rogers
Creative, Educational and Curatorial Projects
18 February 2021 (Thursday), 2:00–4:00pm
Streaming live in the YouTube channel of the National Academy of Art
Prof. Dr. Inguna Audere and Prof. Michael Rogers are well-known artists in the field of glass art, who will deliver a lecture on Creative, Educational and Curatorial Projects on 18 February 2021 (Thursday) starting at 2:00pm via the YouTube channel of the National Academy of Art.
The two artists and lecturers at the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga will present the idea of IRMA Collaborative - a transnational collaborative organisation for collaboration in project proposal development and implementation, gallery exhibitions, academic courses, curatorial initiatives and performative sketches. "All these projects revolve around the idea of further conceptually using glass, glass as a metaphor, glass as a source of inspiration and glass as a material."
Prof. Dr. Inguna Audere is an active artist, working mainly with glass for 25 years. Currently, she is a professor in the Department of Glass at the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga. Founder and leader of the Glass Art and Study Centre in Riga, for twelve years she has also been the head of the Department of Glass Art. In 2015, Prof. Dr. Audere acquired a doctoral degree for her study of the development of Latvian contemporary glass art in a global context. In the master's degree programme she teaches contemporary approaches in art. In collaboration with local and foreign artists, she develops a curriculum that includes international multidisciplinary courses based on performing arts in combination with other art disciplines. To improve aspects of cooperation and interdisciplinarity in arts and education, she has founded the international non-profit organisation IRMA Collaborative.
Prof. Michael Rogers, a lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), is the first foreign professor at the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga, where he will teach during one semester each academic year. When in New York State, he hopes not only to liaise with RIT, but also to work more closely with The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, and as well to be active as a resident at Alfred University. Michael Rogers is a professor in the Glass Art Programme at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State, where he has worked for sixteen years. Prior to returning to the United States, he was leading the Glass Programme at Aichi University of Education in Japan for eleven years.