Vicky Grube, Associate Professor of Art, received her M Ed from the University of Illinois, her MFA in Theatre Arts and her PhD in Art Education from the University of Iowa. She has taught painting, theatre design, art education and early childhood education at the University of Iowa and surrounding colleges in the midwest. She has a national and a regional NEA in the Visual Arts, has shown her work throughout the midwest notably at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha and won Best of Show at the Nelson Atkins and at the Des Moines Art Center where her work is in their permanent collection.
She has designed sets and costumes for University of Iowa theater productions working with Rinde Eckert and Ducks Breath Mystery Theatre, Leon Martell. In 1988 she received a Diverse Visions Grant from the Mc Knight Foundation of Minnesota for her theatre troupe Pinkys Custom Cakes. Pinkys has performed at the University of Iowa Museum of Art and at the Catherine Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota. Her doctoral research concerns critical theory and ethnographic methodology.
Grube has presented her research nationally and internationally. She has published in Visual Arts Research, Art Education, International Journal of Education and the Arts, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Cultural Studies˜Critical Methodologies, and in the collection The Heart of Art Education: Holistic Approaches to Creativity, Integration, and Transformation. Eds. Laurel Campbell and S. Simmons. The November 2012 issue of Art Education (the publication of the NAEA) featured Grube's article on Room 13 as the cover story.
She has earned four grants and fellowships to study art education internationally in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Fort William, Scotland, Bristol/ Eastbourne/and Birmingham, England. In 2009, Grube was named North Carolina Teacher of the Year, Higher Education Division.
Title: Associate Professor of Art Education
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Phone: (828) 262-2891