Critiquing Art Using the Critical Response Method

Workshop Description:

The purpose of the Critical Response process is to create a critical dialogue between an artist and responders that is non-threatening and positive. Nothing is set in stone. This is a working method that can be adapted to fit needs as they arise.

Workshop Length:

1.5 to 3 hours

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Stephen Kovash

Speaker Bio:

Stephen Kovash earned a BA in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and graduated with honors with an MBA in Arts Management from Oklahoma City University.

Stephen is the owner and manager of the Istvan Gallery in Oklahoma City. Istvan Gallery features the work of emerging and established Oklahoma artists in an atmosphere designed to be comfortable for art collectors as well as art lovers who might otherwise be intimidated by the idea of visiting an art gallery. It is a space where the public can enjoy and understand art. The Gallery features a regular roster of artists as well as special exhibits with an artist’s reception about every four months. This Istvan Gallery is host to performance events including OKC StorySlam, poetry readings and live music.

By day, he is the National Acquisition Manager for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development with oversight responsibilities for a program of grants and contracts designed to develop a scientific basis for environmental decision making. Stephen is also a certified Federal Mediator and facilitator. He previously served as a Program Analyst for the EPA’s Office of International Activities in Washington, D.C., negotiating and implementing agreements with research organizations in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Speaker Location:

Oklahoma City

Distance Willing to Travel:

Up to 90 miles

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