Juli Eflin and her students explored how good art makes you think and how philosophy creates powerful images. Seminar members included students representing majors in both art and philosophy, who taught each other how artistic creativity fuels philosophic inquiry and how philosophic inquiry encourages artistic creativity. The class created a vast collection of artwork and authored a compilation of philosophic essays - written collaboratively between philosophers and artists - to accompany each piece of art. The seminar culminated in a gallery show displaying the art produced; the class also produced a book, Ideas Made Visible: An Exploration of Art and Philosophy, to represent the full intertwining of art and philosophy from their seminar experience. The proceeds from the sale of the artwork were contributed to the K-12 art fund of the seminar’s community partner, Gallery 308.
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