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In a message dated 4/5/00 2:15:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< interested in how these kinds of long-term exercises engage students in
both the artwork itself and the concepts of selection, interpretation, and
I work in an independent school which has a professional art gallery.
Currently our 8th grade will be entering a piece of art work for display at
an "8th Grade Show" which will be held at the end of the school year,
coinciding with graduation. The students are to bring in one of their
paintings, drawings, etc., created by them (not necessarily in school art
class) which must be framed and ready to hang. They will be assisting the
curator with the hanging and have formed a committee for this purpose. So
far, most of our students have elected to participate and we feel this will
be something we will do every year. This is the first year we are featuring
We have 6 shows a year which feature professional artists. We have an
opening which the students, parents and community is invited to. Our school
receives 25% of proceeds from anything sold and the artist is contracted to
come to school as a visiting artist for one day to give "Artists Talks" to
the children. Normally the artists give 3 talks to the children in the
gallery grouped by class (k-3 4-5 and 6-8th grades) Very often the artists
does demonstrations. This is enjoyed by the whole school.
I'm not sure this is what you are interested in for your research, but it is
a small aspect of our ongoing art exhibits.
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