The New World School of the Arts Visual Arts Division will offer students and faculty the opportunity to participate in a new virtual workshop entitled “Artists, Scholars, & Curators: A Lecture Series.” This series of lectures will focus on contemporary artmaking and research practices, expose students to new pedagogical practices and reflect on the current world in which visual artists are anchoring their artistic practice. The lectures will include a Q&A session giving attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters and delve into the subject matter. Dr. Lauren Cross will deliver a public lecture about her research and practice with a Q & A session at the end. High School Students and College students will have the opportunity to attend. Dr. Lauren Cross is an artist, curator, and scholar whose art, curatorial, and research addresses the intersections of race and gender in the field of art and design. She holds a BA in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, The American International University in London, England (2006), a MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA (2010), and a PhD in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX (2017). She is the founder of the non-profit arts initiative, WoCA Projects, and is a Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies at the University of North Texas.