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Well, nobody's perfect. But we do have almost everything else. The world's
largest professional development art program--with over 750 sessions and
events, 200 art exhibitors, special events, tours, and much more. Attend the
Binney & Smith opening night reception-just to name a few important examples.
Washington is a beautiful city of broad avenues, impressive government
buildings, inspiring monuments, thought-provoking museums and spacious parks;
it is magnificent.
As for the fishing, who wants to sit on a block of ice in the middle of a
frozen lake anyway?
Delegates are urged to register early to avoid disappointment; many workshops
and tours have limited tickets. Registration forms will be published in the
January, 1998 issue of Art Education; copies will be available after Jan. 1st
from NAEA 1916 Association Dr. Reston, VA 20191. Discounted early
registration fees are: $85, active member; $40 spouse; $25, student member;
$40, retired member; $185, non member. Preregistration deadline is Fri. Feb.
12th, 1999. On-site registration fees are not discounted and will be higher.
For hotel reservations contact the Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919
Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Or you may call the hotel
directly at: 202-483-3000 [Please indicate you are an NAEA delegate] Rates -
Single/$149; Double/$160; Triple/$180; Quad/$200. Towers Rates - Single/$189;
Double/$209; Triple/$229; Quad/$249.
The World's Largest Professional Development Program
National Art Education Association
Washington, DC Hilton & Towers Hotel
March 24-28, 1999
INTERNATIONAL SCULPTOR JESUS MOROLES NAMED KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR NAEA's 1999
Washington, DC-NAEA Convention Program Coordinator, Ron Jones, announced today
the first of several keynote speakers scheduled for the NAEA Convention, March
24-28, 1999 is Jesus Moroles. "Mr. Moroles is an internationally known
sculptor," said Jones. "His work has been the subject of numerous articles and
reviews in ARTnews, Arts, Artforum, Artspace, Artweek, Newsweek, Time, and the
New York Times. His work has also been in numerous books such as American Art
Now, Art in the Eighties, Sculpture, Santa Fe, National Museum of American
Art, Contemporary Art in Texas, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian
Institution, Art Today."
Critical recognition for Mr. Moroles came quickly with many of his early
exhibitions at Texas museums such as his one person show at the Nave Museum in
Victoria and the Amarillo Art Center. In 1982 Moroles received the
prestigious Awards in the Visual Arts Fellowship for which his works were
included in a two year traveling museum exhibition which originated at Museum
of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Moroles' most visible public sculpture is "Lapstrake" 1987, a massive 22 feet
tall, 64-ton work located across from the Modern Museum of Art in New York.
During this time Moroles received significant national attention with his
inclusion in the landmark exhibition, "Contemporary Hispanic Art in the United
States." Originating from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the exhibition
traveled to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The Museum of Fine
Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The
Brooklyn Museum. In 1990, a Japanese museum purchased six Moroles sculptures.
Moroles' largest scale single work is the "Houston Police Officers Memorial,"
dedicated in November 1992. Comprised of a granite and earthen rising stepped
pyramid surrounded by four equal inverted stepped pyramids excavated from the
ground, the sculpture stands 22 feet x 120 feet by 120 feet, the 22-foot
measurement is 11 feet below ground level and 11 feet above ground level. To
date, Moroles' work has been included in over 65 one-person exhibitions and
120 group exhibitions worldwide.
Jesus Bautista Moroles was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950. He was
raised in a Dallas barrio. He continues to live and work in Texas, with his
studio in Rockport, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1978. After spending a year in
Pietrasnta, Italy in 1979, Moroles began making the body of work for which he
is widely known.
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