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Re: [teacherartexchange] REALLY! Elephant paints self-portrait

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From: Patricia Knott (pknott_6_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Apr 09 2008 - 13:15:52 PDT


You can see a little of how the elephant is trained here:
http://www.elephantart.com/catalog/homepage.php

It's amazing yes, and a great gimmick, but it's not art.
The best thing it does is help us respect and preserve the elephant

thank you Marvin

Patty

On Apr 9, 2008, at 1:36 PM, Juli Fraher wrote:
> You never see the trainers of the elephants so I think they are cueing
> them in some way or have gone over it many times. It is a good
> springboard for my 6th grade discussions on whether animals are
> artists.
> We always have lively discussions on that topic.
>
> Juli Fraher
> Pontiac Junior High School
> 600 Morrow St.
> Pontiac, IL 61764
> "Art teaches nothing except the significance of life." -Henry Miller
>
>

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