Sherry Erskine’s career in the arts has encompassed a wide array of interdisciplinary and collaborative experiences in music, theater and art education. She earned an MFA in interdisciplinary lens-based media from the National University of Ireland Galway (Burren College of Art), and both a BFA and MA in art education and studio art from Michigan State University. Motivated by myth-making and Jungian psychology, Sherry’s artistic practice investigates experimental approaches to portraiture. Her photography has been exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally.
The artist will donate profits to Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design, Namulanda, Uganda.
In the summer of 2019, I was a Fulbright Specialist conducting ‘Teaching and Learning Workshops’ at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD) near Entebbe, Uganda. The faculty of NIAAD and I investigated the theoretical foundations of pedagogy which promote critical thinking and skill building in a learner based tertiary art curriculum. As mentor and mentees, we learned so much from each other regarding creative collaboration, perseverance and the benefit of humor in understanding one another. Reaching beyond the boundaries of age, race, nationality, culture, language and customs, we found commonality during rigorous work, meaningful conversation and adventurous outings.