This is a repost from http://artguidemag.com/art-news-blog/ecu-chair-linda-goodine-receives-fulbright
East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina houses one of the regions top MFA granting art schools. With multiple art galleries, the top art exhibits from ECU encompass works of art ranging from photography, ceramics, paintings, and sculpture – to name a few. East Carolina University School of Art and Design, Belk Distinguished Chair Linda Adele Goodine has received a prestigious award.
East Carolina University School of Art and Design, Belk Distinguished Chair Linda Adele Goodine has received the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Flex award to support the completion of her photographic/sound still-life series focusing on land and water use in relation to local culture and tradition. This grant supports a dedicated work period for two consecutive years, where the confluence of India’s Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers, and the transition from the dry season to the monsoon season will be recorded in photos, sound, and video.
The Project will link audiences with image/art-making and service learning, while asking questions such as, “How do we see ourselves as artists/ambassadors in the wider context of a global culture?” How do we examine our activities and attitudes as thoughtful tourists? Why is it important to understand and interact with cultures that are different from our own? Stressing the importance of cultural exchange between countries, on her return to the U.S. and through her national lecture circuit, university students and the general public can begin to understand some of the complexities of culture that guidebooks cannot express. The significance of the proposed work will be its connection not only to interdisciplinary genres and local environmental activities and conditions, but also to the larger challenges of maintaining India’s natural resources in light of ecological and human challenges.