• Congratulations to Ramon Blanco-Barrera for Fulbright Scholar Award

    Emergent Art Space is happy to announce that Advisory Board Member, Ramon Blanco-Barrera,
    also known by his artist name, “233” (@233art), is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award this year. The Fulbright is a highly competitive, international academic teaching, research, and cultural exchange program funded by the U.S. State Department.

    Ramon Blanco-Barrera (233) at the 2024 Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Seminar in Washington D.C.

    Blanco-Barrera is a professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Sevilla in the Department of Drawing. From January to July 2024, he is doing a postdoctoral stay at the College of the Sequoias (COS), in Visalia (California)—one of the very few community colleges to host a Fulbright scholar in the US.

    In addition to teaching and conducting research, he will be working with Richard Lubben, the Dean of Arts and Letters at COS/Visalia, as well as with other colleagues from around the world. Blanco-Barrera will be leading a laboratory-like project drawing on the arts, new technologies, and the human rights fields. He is seeking to make new contributions to the study and practice of positive social transformation.

    Ramon Blanco-Barrera (233) with Mr. Richard Lubben, Dean of Arts and Letters (left) and Brent R. Calvin, Superintendent & President of College of the Sequoias. Ramon is introduced as a Fulbright Scholar to the Board of Trustees at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, USA.