Friday, July 29, 2011

Introducing Mario A. Caro, Draper's New Faculty Fellow in Art Worlds

Draper is delighted to introduce Mario A. Caro as our new faculty fellow in Art Worlds. Dr. Caro will be teaching two courses for Draper in the fall--Introduction to Art Worlds I and Topics in Art Worlds--and more information on those classes will be available shortly. His bio is below; please join us in welcoming him to the program.


Mario A. Caro is a researcher, curator, and instructor of contemporary Indigenous art. His research topics include the representation of Indigenous cultures within the museum; the visual production of an "aesthetics of nostalgia" within photographic practices; art historical methodologies and the production of colonial discourses; and, most recently, essentialism and Native art practices. He has also curated various national and international exhibitions and was the curator of exhibitions at Alaska House, New York in Soho.

Dr. Caro completed his doctorate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, and has taught at various institutions, including The Evergreen State College, Otis School of Art and Design, and Indiana University, where he held the post of Public Scholar for Civic Engagement. He has published widely on the history, theory, and criticism of contemporary art, and is the founding editor of Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture.

His work within the academy complements his endeavors to further global cultural exchange. He serves on the boards of various organizations focused on art residencies and is the current president of Res Artis, an international network of art residencies focused on promoting the worldwide mobility of artists. Dr. Caro is committed to combining his interdisciplinary scholarship with his community-oriented organizing and curating activities.

"Ozzy's Leap" by Draper Alumna Dinika Amaral Published

Draper alumna Dinika Amaral (May 2011) has published a short story entitled “Ozzy’s Leap” in Heavenly Tales, an anthology of stories all about “everyday people whose lives were forever changed…simply by the presence of a cat.” Fiona B. McKinney, the anthology’s editor, contacted Dinika and commissioned her story, which Dinika says was inspired by a friend’s cat.

The proceeds from the sale of Heavenly Tales will go to three cat shelters.

Congrats, Dinika!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Anamesa Spring 2011 Issue Available Online

Dear Draperites,

Through the break we at Anamesa have been hard at work, and have some exciting news to share!

First and foremost, we are happy to announce that the Spring 2011 issue is now available online! Please visit to have a look, and while you're there check out our past issues and submission information for Fall 2011. There is also a link to the journal on the Draper homepage.

You can now find updates from Anamesa on Facebook as well. Please follow us to stay in the loop on upcoming meetings, deadlines, and other information.

And finally, we will be making a presentation at the Draper orientation and start of semester party on September 1 where we will be introducing our plans for the Fall semester, answering questions, signing up new staff and handing out journals. If you'd like to get involved please come, and if you can't make it email us at to get added to our mailing list.

We hope you've been enjoying your summer, staying cool, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

All the best,
The Editors

an interdisciplinary journal