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tet[R]ad: Draw and Play Here Initiative

David J. Modler, Department of Contemporary Art

Monday, Feb 13th, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium

The tet[R]ad Project is an international art making exchange envisioned and developed by artist/ researcher/ educator, David Modler. This ongoing endeavor fosters arts-based learning through one-to-one visual journal collaborations. tet[R]ad includes teachers, students and artists as well as others from the broader community. Participants in the project are encouraged to share their drawings, writings, collages, opinions and experiences as they make connections through collaboration and dialogue with an artistic accomplice. The tet[R]ad project is free open to everyone, all are welcome and encouraged to join and contribute. In the end, the primary mission of tet[R]ad is to honor our collective image making impulses in order to expand and cultivate a more creative community.


David R. Modler is an artist, researcher and professor originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Art Education from Towson State University and his Master of Fine Arts in painting from James Madison University. Modler is an internationally recognized expert in the field of visual journals, which he utilizes to explore some of the stylistic, conceptual and contextual concerns of his research and studio practices. He facilitates numerous lectures and workshops around the world as well as maintaining a prolific studio practice creating paintings, visual journals and installations. Modler currently works as an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Contemporary Art at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.