The Critical Discourse programming will culminate with the two-part series Why These Finalists? A reinvention of an old favorite, on both October 6 and 7 a panel of three art experts will discuss half of the public and juried finalists in a lively, humorous, and irreverent debate.

By further exploring the tension between public and expert approaches to assessing art, this series will seek to answer the entitled question often uttered on each side of the debate. Both nights will be broadcast live on WOODTV-8.

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This program is accessible to members of our deaf and hard-of-hearing community through ASL-English (American Sign Language) interpretation. Reserved seats will be available until 15 minutes before the start of the program.

A new partnership with the Community Media Center and The Rapidian will facilitate further exploration of the 2014 Critical Discourse programming. Additional editorial coverage, radio discussions, and programming rebroadcast events will allow a wider audience to reflect on the ideas and perspectives presented throughout the week.