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Art Advocacy Presentation in Denver - more info.


Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 19:29:33 PDT

The person who presented the fabulous advocacy program I went to on
Saturday night in Denver was Virginia Freyermuth, MFA, Ph.D

Her book is called "Art to Heart Talks: Stories of the Meaning of Art in
the Lives of Children, Parents, and Teacher"

Now here is more info about her:
Virginia Freyermuth is an award winning artist and teacher. She was
named 1994 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts
Department of Education, the 1995 Outstanding Art Teacher By Walt Disney
American Teacher Awards, and an Outstanding Art Teacher by the
Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education. She has taught all grade
levels including Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School,
College, and adult over her 29 years as an educator. Dr. Freyermuth is
a Founding Fellow of the Teacher Leadership Academy of Massachusetts and
served as a member of its Board of Directors. She has received
Citations from the MA senate and House of Representatives for exemplary
teaching. Dr. Freyermuth conducted interview research for her doctoral
dissertation, "Art to Heart Talks: Stories of the Meaning of Arts in
the Lives of Children, Parents, and Teachers." She has given over 160
presentations nationally and regionally, and is an advocate for
lifelong, artful, transformational learning and living for all ages.

Contact Information:
PO Box 6132
North Plymouth, MA 02362

I'm going to write to her tonight and tell her that I am dying for her
book! I can't wait to read the rest of the stories. You all would love
them. She is still taking stories from other people.

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.