Schmierbach invited to prestigious art conference, acts as panelist

Amy Schmierbach, associate professor of art at Fort Hays State University, was invited to serve on a panel at the prestigious College Art Association conference in Los Angeles, Calif., from  Feb. 25 to 28.

The panel, "Touching in Contemporary Art," focuses on artwork that can be physically touched and felt. Schmierbach's work in mixed medium fiber -- yarns and textiles -- will be discussed on the panel as well as a paper she wrote titled "Touched." The paper is about how Schmierbach's artwork has influenced her teaching and service learning.

"It's a big honor for me to present at this conference and be recognized," said Schmierbach "It's the mecca of all art conferences."

The College Art Association was founded in 1911, and this is the 97th annual conference. According to the Web site, the College Art Association promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and creativity and technical skills in the teaching and practices of art.

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