It is impossible for anyone to have a conversation with Professor Dorothy Keller and not be inspired and invigorated by the world of Art. Her consciousness is awash not only with a keen appreciation for the visceral beauty of Art, but also for its ability to tie together the seemingly disparate worlds of philosophy, science, religion, technology and politics.
Professor Keller has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, and has taken part in many archeological digs. Professor Keller says, "It is my experience that traveling is important in order to understand the cultural context of the Art in question. I will not teach anything that I haven't seen in person: hence our field trips to art museums and galleries."
Professor Keller wants students to stay engaged in Art by asking as many questions as possible. What does it mean to be human? Why does a person see an object and then find herself moved to recreate the image on canvas? What are the cultural aspects that affect the work? Is there a common ground between a student in 2005 A.D., and an Egyptian woman in 2800 B.C.? How do they relate? Professor Keller comments, "Watching students grow and evolve is the greatest gift a professor can have. One of my students recently did a research paper on the classical architectural elements present in modern-day Meriden, Connecticut. My job is to give students the tools they need to grow. I tell them, 'If you keep your eyes open, you'll see that Art is all around you.'"
M.Ed., University of Hartford
M.A., University of Saint Joseph
C.A.G.S., University of Saint Joseph
B.S., University of Hartford Art School
A Selection of Exhibitions of Photography and Art Work
A Selection of Video Productions
With Tom Brophy, Theme: Ancient Egyptian, August 25, 1995. WCRC live radio interview with Brad Davis based upon my discovery of a cache of tombs in Egypt National Public Radio - live interview with Faith Middleton on the program, September 28, 1995, "Open Art New England," Broadcast Theme: significance of discovery of the tombs in Egypt. The program was re-broadcast in November. Tapes are available through National Public Radio.