Dalton State Welcomes New Zealand Artist, Designer
November 18, 2013
Ana Terry, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Southern Polytechnic State University and a world-renowned artist a designer, will speak on the art and culture of New Zealand in a free program Wednesday, November 20.
The program, scheduled as part of the College’s weeklong celebration of international education, is open to the public in addition to Dalton State students, faculty, and staff. It begins at 12:15 pm in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.
A native of New Zealand, Terry has worked in graphic design since 1990. She has travelled all around the world, and her international experiences include working as a visual communications advisor in Vanuatu and an artist-in-residence in Beijing. More recently, she participated in collaborative community-based creative work in Medellin, Colombia.
Terry is an artist adjunct and has lectured in electronic arts, drawing, and photography at Otago Polytechnic, and was a teaching fellow in the Design Studies Department of the University of Otago. Her art projects have been featured in several solo and collaborative exhibitions internationally. As a New Zealander, she is very familiar with Maori culture and its influence on New Zealand life; Maori are an indigenous Polynesian people that can trace their ancestry back to approximately 1280 A.D., and have a unique culture with its own language, mythology, and art, including elaborate carving, weaving, and performance art.
Terry is one of approximately 800 international Fulbright faculty and professionals, according to Dr. Baogang Guo, Professor of Political Science and Director of Dalton State’s Center of International Education. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings overseas scholars to American universities and colleges to internationalize their campuses and curricula in significant ways, he said.
The Fulbright Program is also the flagship international education and exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Terry appears at Dalton State courtesy of the Center for International Education and the Dalton International Club.