Dr. Adrienne Walker Hoard
Dr. Hoard is an Educator as well as a Creative Artist, Cultural Researcher, Color/Light Specialist for Interior Design and Business Owner. Her personal vision is a creative composite from her lived experience as a member of the community on South Korea, Italy, and South Africa, creating under the auspices of cultures that have expertise and value for tomb murals and living among contemporary indigenous artists. Dr. Hoard is in the field of education because of my concern for the children and her desire to contribute empowering images for each one’s sense of self. Dr. Hoard’s objective is to continue creating in multiple media until death. As Director of the Black Studies Program for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a major urban university, Dr. Hoard’s development of curricula utilizes a diverse multi-ethnic standard for graduate and undergraduate students. She has produced coursework, dialogues, strategies and in-service workshops for diversity training among private and public sector workforces in the US and South Africa. Dr. Hoard formerly served as Head of Adult Education for the Brooklyn Museum, where she developed programming to interpret art exhibitions for adult and youth audiences. While a Professor of Black Studies and Fine Art at The Ohio State University, Dr. Hoard and her students created in Columbus, OH, a series of wall murals depicting African heritage and African American heroes. “I specialize in creating a curriculum of coursework highlighting the African American contribution to America and global systems,” says Dr. Hoard. Her company, Homegirl, Inc., provides a commercial venue for indigenous female artists from South Africa, especially the extraordinary art of the Ndzundza Ndebele women of South Africa. See website: www.homegirlinc.com.
Teaching, Art, History, Higher Education, Arts, Administration, Editing, Grant Writing, Museums, Painting, Visual Arts, Curriculum Design, Non-Profits, Fine Art, Photography.. Education/Non-Profit.