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Word to the wise....Leave a note on anything that is pending, being held for
someone, or part of a permanent gallery as we see it or else you run the risk
of all kinds of "happenings".
We are very sensitive to our student's art.....Every year that I taught I
would select and have parent permission to honor and frame two originals for
the school HALL gallery from EACH grade level (one male, one female
artist).....now mind you, this gallery was in nooks and crannies where
students and parents would enjoy something special as well as the main
office. I honored the children at the "end of the year" awards assembly and
had a very nice gallery throughout the school after 11 years prior to moving
away. (custom framed no less....)
The next year after moving, I went back to visit and nowhere to be found were
the custom framed by me, the art teacher, , paintings, weavings, drawings,
batiks, etc. etc. WOW...what a heartache that was...but I just "let it go"
and had the memories in my mind and heart of how those children felt to
receive the honor of having their artwork selected. The artwork was NOT
necessarily based on merit but rather motivation and excitement shown
throughout the year.
My point....................EDUCATE while you're at the school about the
importance of these murals.....the politics do come into play not only when
we're at the school but even when we retire. I had hoped to return
occasionally and see the work and reiminese (sp) OH
WELL........................someone UP THERE didn't appreciate the visual
arts after all.
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