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Re: [teacherartexchange] interesting article..


From: Sidnie Miller (SMILLER_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 26 2008 - 12:18:14 PDT

As I read the article, and I only read the top, it was the citizens who thought it was
ok to shoot the taggers, not the reverse. He recommended just shooting them in
the legs. What a guy

>>> "Shannon McGraw" <> 8/26/2008 6:39 am >>>
I remember a while ago, a discussion on graffiti. Taggers are now
killing people that try to stop them. I may be the only conservative
art teacher in America..but at the time, I said graffiti is not to be
admired and elevated to art. It's a crime, and giving crime a 'pass'
only allows it to grow; hence the fact that many are embolden to kill
those that try and stop them.
Here's someone more articulate on the subject.

Shannon McGraw

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Decker []
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 8:10 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] New York Times - FREE online - good
current events

Greetings Art Educators,

I thought I would remind you of the great resource New York Times can
be (for those of you who like to bring in current events/news). The
headlines come to your email account every morning.

Here are some articles I really enjoyed.

Layers to Comment on Layers of Imagery
Artists male and female, young and old, famous and fledgling are all
represented in the Met's "Photography on Photography: Reflections on
the Medium Since 1960."
(Article has slide show)

Public Art, Eyesore to Eye Candy
Over the past 15 years public sculpture has become one of contemporary
art's more exciting areas of endeavor and certainly its most
dramatically improved one. (article has slide show).

A Portrait by Leonardo? Scholars and Skeptics Differ
A 19th-century German School portrait that sold for $21,850 at a
Christie's auction in 1998 has now been attributed to Leonardo da
Vinci by some experts.

I am still reading the lists - just not "talking" as much.
I have been busy this summer helping my son with his house (in
Elsmere, Kentucky - just south of Cincinnati) - painting and stripping
wallpaper. I have one small bathroom left to do. I banged my head
pretty good at the end of July and now have minor vision problems - so
it isn't easy to type.

For you newcomers, I used to talk about my son, Matt, all the time on
the list. I didn't really enjoy middle school until my own son became
middle school age. From then on, middle school was my favorite level
to teach. Matt went on to major in mechanical engineering at Ohio
University and now works for Toyota in Erlanger, Kentucky (right along
the side of the guys who went to the big name engineering schools).

Hope you all have a wonderful 2008/2009 school year.

Enjoy what you do! Those of you who have been placed in difficult
situations, remember there are many out looking for a job. Make the
best of it. Maybe it will be temporary? Hopefully we will see a change
in 2009. Your votes are very important! I am retired now, so have the
time to volunteer for the Obama campaign. I have been working the
phone lines and will be going door to door soon.


Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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