Lisa Freiman, moderator, is a VCU School of Arts professor and the inaugural Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art. She is an internationally recognized curator and leader in contemporary arts and comes to VCU from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she served as senior curator and chair of the contemporary art department.
Ed Coleman, co-moderator, currently teaches English at Maggie Walker Governor’s High School in Richmond. In his twenty years of teaching, Coleman has designed curriculum for a number of high schools and, in 2009, was recognized as a Milken Family Foundation educator for Indiana.
Darryl Harper is Chair of VCU’s Music Department. He has performed as a clarinetist throughout the world and is a published composer and accomplished bandleader. He currently leads the C3 Project, a multi-media presentation of music, video, dance, and poetry. He has taught for more than 20 years and has received the Gold Pin Award for extraordinary contributions to the VCU community.
Sasha Waters Freyer is Chair of VCU's Department of Photography & Film. She makes non-fiction films about outsiders, misfits and everyday radicals. Trained in photography and the documentary tradition, she fuses original and found footage in 16mm film and video. Most recently, she has crafted lyrical explorations of motherhood, documentaries on the New York of her youth, and essay films on the cultural and political legacies of the late 20th century.
Lea Marshall is Associate Chair of VCU's Dance Department. She is co-founder and Executive Director of GroundZero Dance, the dance critic for Richmond’s Style Weekly and a renowned performing artist. She is also an award-winning poet and freelance journalist who is passionate about interdisciplinary art making.
Elgie Gaynell Sherrod chairs VCU’s Department of Dance and Choreography. Prior to her academic career, she spent 15 years performing, touring, and teaching with such groups as Philadanco (the Philadelphia Dance Company) and Urban Bush Women. Sherrod is a Fulbright-Hayes scholar in dance research, taught at New York University, and founded and directed the New York City Department of Dance Institute.
Location: Richmond CenterStage, Gottwald Theater
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