The Art and Culture of Southeast Asia and China
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time: 6pm EST
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/CreativeExpressionSeries
Note: If you missed our previous sessions or cannot make it this week, all of the sessions are recorded and appear on the website
Featured on Thursday, September 3rd will be presentations by faculty members Sandra Winn and Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein. Focusing on the arts and cultures, both will speak about their experiences and lessons learned while traveling and/or living in China and Southeast Asia. Sandy will talk about her time in Nepal, Japan, and China. Lisa will speak about her time in Cambodia and how she has worked to keep the culture and arts of Cambodia alive for her son from his "born country.".
See their full bios below.
What is Creative Expressions?:
The SUNY Empire community has a rich and varied artist community. Join us each week to meet our faculty, staff, student, and alumni artists to learn a little about their creative expressions, their process, and them. Our artists hold a Q&A session following their presentations/performances. Creative Expressions happen every Thursday at 5pm in Zoom at this link (https://bit.ly/CreativeExpressionSeries ). Find out more on our website (https://bit.ly/CreativeExpressionsWebsite) including all our previous sessions and plans for future sessions.
Weekly Host: Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein
Sandra K. Winn is a SUNY Empire State faculty member in the Capital Region. She earned a bachelors’ degree with a double major in communication and education from Western State University before moving to Japan in 1989 to teach English as a second language in both private and public high schools. A lover of learning, Sandy obtained her TESOL certificate by attending McKendre College’s Tokyo Campus in 1991. Upon returning to the United States, she entered graduate school, finished her masters in educational administration and policy studies in 1996 from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA), and her doctorate in Humanistic Studies from SUNYA in 2006. Since 1996, Sandy has worked various positions in the area from substituting in Schenectady’s school district to directing the New York State Museum Education Department. While working full-time, Sandy has still managed to feed her love for travel by visiting Australia, Ireland, England, the Dominican Republic, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands and China. She loves to go off the beaten path and return to share her travels using photos. She currently lives with her husband and fur babies southwest of Albany.is a surface pattern designer and watercolorist.
Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein is currently a visiting associate professor in the Arts & Media Department at SUNY Empire State College’s School of Arts & Humanities. Lisa earned a B.A. in English & General Literature at Binghamton University (SUNY). She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. at Indiana University. Her dissertation analyzed the personal narratives of several female African‐American first-generation college students, focusing on how their ways of knowing and identity development related to their college success. She is co‐author of the book Piecing It Together: A Guide to Academic Success, published by Allyn & Bacon. She is a Past President of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) having served on the Executive Board from 2003‐2006. In 2005, she received the Department of Defense, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and she is a 2013 recipient of the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Lisa’s love of art and photography started when she was very young hanging out in her father’s art studio. While she doesn’t have his talent for pen and ink, she developed skills in the areas of digital layout, digital storytelling, and photography. In 2001, she and her husband embarked on a journey to Cambodia to adopt their son. Their experiences in Cambodia and infusing Cambodian culture into their son’s upbringing will serve as the basis of this presentation.