Susan Hering
  831 Jenifer St
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
United States
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  (608) 262-7897
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Please supply some detail about your connection to UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
  I am now a member of the academic staff at UW-Madison, in the Department of Economics. Here, I have been involved with DCS as a key person in our development of online summer courses. Long ago, I began my undergraduate work as a student in DCS, when I could not afford to enroll in UW-Madison proper. I have, periodically, taken other courses from DCS, most recently some introductory Spanish.
Dislay period choice

  • April-May 2019
  • June-July 2019

Artist's Statement
  I don't get to paint often now, while I'm working full-time in the Department of Economics here at UW-Madison, but when I do, I paint with oils on fair-sized canvasses. My paintings grow from current events. "Cargo" is, most immediately, a painting representing soldiers in the hold of a military plane on their way to Afghanistan. To me, it carries undertones of the human cargo of the slaveships as well as the train cars transporting Jews to concentration camps. "Haiti" was painted in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that levelled much of Haiti in January 2010, killing over 200,000 people. And "Aish," pronounced "Aye-eesh," is the colloquial Egyptian for their flatbread, along with being the word for "life." "Bread, life, and social justice" was one of the rallying cries of the Egyptian revolution that toppled Mubarak from power in 2011. I was there that summer.
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