"Even for my students that naturally have a lot of enthusiasm and interest in the natural landscape, we talk about the natural landscape in political terms because there's no part of the world, no matter where you go, that hasn't been impacted by both the presence of humans but also the political decisions and impact that human beings make."
Wendel White is the Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University in his life-long state of New Jersey. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and multiple New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships. He had just finished his takeover of @SmithsonianMagazine IG account for his series called #redsummer, former sites of race riots in the U.S. Kai and Michael spoke to Wendel about his current show at the Fordham University Lipani Gallery entitled Schools for the Colored and his other projects that deal with African American and African lives and experience. We also spent some time speaking about art education and the diversity of our classrooms.
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