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Green Space / Reflective Place: How Contemplative Spaces Encourage Deeper Personal, Environmental, and Community Awareness

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC, and the TKF Foundation presented a full day of programs at the Joseph Beuys sculpture site on UMBC’s campus. The day focused on development of open, contemplative space for healthier living. A portion of the program included a discussion of the German artist, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) who highlighted the need for greater environmental awareness across the globe through his ongoing social sculpture project, 7000 Oaks.

Luncheon: “Every Tree Has a Price"
Remarks focused on how contemplative spaces encourage deeper personal, environmental, and community awareness. Maps of the 5K greenway hiking and biking path throughout the UMBC campus were distributed. Additional maps regarding green space and hiking routes in the Baltimore region were also distributed.

Speakers: Sheldon Caplis, VP for Institutional Advancement, UMBC; David Yager, Executive Director, CADVC, UMBC; Tom Stoner, Co-founder, TKF Foundation; Patricia LaNoue, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, UMBC

Lecture: “Living Myths; Joseph Beuys and Collective Memory”
Lasse Antonsen, Director of the University Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, spoke as part of a continued effort to generate understanding and interest in the Joseph Beuys sculpture site and the need for more green, contemplative space on UMBC’s campus. Antonsen's lecture discussed the relevance of Joseph Beuys’ performances, social sculpture, and art work.

Sponsored by the TKF Foundation, Annapolis, MD and the Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC.