School: Oxford College Department/Organization: Oxford College Cost: Free
Oxford College celebrates the culture, arts and philosophy of Tibet the week of Feb. 20-25. The week will feature a variety of events including opening and closing ceremonies and a sand mandala created by monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in the Oxford College Library. A lecture on "The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala in Buddhism" will be held on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall.
Camille Cottrell is an Associate Professor of Art History at Oxford College. She received a B.F.A. in Printmaking in 1978 and M.A. in Printmaking and Art History in 1980 from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D in Art History and Studio Arts from the University of Georgia in 2002.
She has previously taught at the University of Georgia, Oglethorpe University, Vermont College and the Art Institute of Atlanta. Her research presents a new knowledge of the circumstances in which America came to the forefront in the international arena of art, criticism and art educational practices between 1930 and 1950 and examines the interaction between European and American artists, the development of a modern aesthetic philosophy unique to this country, and the introduction of avant-garde practices into the educational systems of universities and schools.