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Re: NAEA--DC was great--La here we come--Part 2--LONG post

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Fri, 2 Apr 1999 22:27:03 EST

In a message dated 04/02/1999 8:50:19 PM Central Standard Time,
scurfield writes:

<< Pam Stephens, Elizabeth Willett and Angie Verschage presented "Online
Colaborations with an Artist". Jim McNeill designed the "Escher Bowl"
computer-generated tesselation which is part of the Take 5 "Art and
Mathematics" poster kit. He did an online inverview with a group of
fifth graders and critiqued their tesselations. Apparently he has also
been a keynote speaker for the Texas Art Education Association
conference. He charmed us all with his wit and beautiful illustrations.
I won one of the door prizes--a Take 5 poster. And truly--I never win
anything! But I am on a roll--should I invest in a lottery ticket?
Whew! Thanks for the good review. I've been holding my breath that someone
would say they didn't enjoy our presentations. Although Jim McNeill hasn't
been a keynote speaker at our Texas conference (but that's a good idea ...
we'll have to ask him about that), he does present art, math, and technology
workshops throughout Texas and other states with Nancy Walkup and me. We
anticipate that Jim will attend our Houston conference in November for those
TAEA members who did not get to go to DC.

So glad you won the Crystal Take-5 poster. Tom Hubbard, the owner of the
company, donated those for us to provide. Mr. Hubbard also covered Jim's
travel expenses to DC -- where Jim not only presented with Nancy and me, but
also gave free tessellation demonstrations at the Crystal booth. A very nice
contribution indeed from the folks at Crystal Productions. The commercial
exhibitors were exceptional this year. I think we all owe them a round of

Regards from Texas where the bluebonnets are starting to bloom,
Pam Stephens
Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 305100
Denton, TX 76203