HCTCs Ky. School of Craft present at national conference

Jeff Adams and Cam Choy at conferenceJeffrey Adams, Director, and Cam Choy, Professor, of the Kentucky School of Craft at Hazard Community and Technical College presented research papers at the annual 2012 Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) Conference in Detroit, MI.


Jeffrey Adams, Director, and Cam Choy, Professor, of the Kentucky School of Craft at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), presented research papers at the annual 2012 Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) Conference in Detroit MI, Oct 2-5. MACAA is a professional society of college and university artist/teachers. Adams also sets on the MACAA Board of Directors.

Director Adams chaired the panel entitled : Gut Check: Art or Just a Bad Bit of Beef, and also lectured on the state of contemporary craft in America. The presentation drew parallels between the recent 20 under 20 Craft Futures exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and current directions in the field of visual arts.

Professor Cam Choy s presentation, Chimeras, Hybrids, Plate Lunch, and Blink focused on the associations between mythological creatures, the subconscious, and making split-decisions as it relates to the field of visual art. Professor Choy drew upon the panel abstract (abstract follows) which references author Malcolm Gladwell and his book Blink. He also spoke on his personal artwork which is developed in the studios of the HCTC Kentucky School of Craft.