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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The confluence of Leadership, Aesthetics, and Spirituality in the Circle Painting project: An autoethnographic and community-based art study
by Nguyen, Hiep C., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 127; 1486664
Abstract (Summary)

This study explores a community-based art form known as Circle Painting. The author combines auto-ethnographic and arts-based research to analyze, reflect on, and evaluate his direct experiences with Circle Painting in two case studies. There are three mutually interacting "pillars" that undergird and provide the foundation for the theory and practice of Circle Painting. They are Aesthetics, Leadership, and Spirituality—the last not equated with religion. All three ingredients must be present and mutually reinforcing. Outcomes include: satisfaction of participants, a pleasing product, and enhanced community solidarity, promoting individual self-actualization and corporate harmony, goodwill, and environmental enrichment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Silveira, Carlos
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Fine arts
Publication Number: 1486664
ISBN: 978-1-124-28264-0
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