I, too, am glad to see Douglas getting more recognition; I teach high school
art at an inner city charter school, and one class I teach is "Minority
Artists" in which we cover artists in both racial and gender minority
status. Aaron Douglas is one of the artists I cover, and I find the
students really appreciate his style and message.
Lydia in Toledo
----- Original Message -----
From: "Emanuel Cooper Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] "Who Is Aaron Dougls?" Exceptional
Professional Development Offering
> Jean-Cleveland, OH
> Thank you.
> The influence of Aaron Douglas' life and work remains
> a fresh untold story outside scholarly research. Our
> goal is to introduce Aaron's life work and time to the
> cultural art education and history landscape of
> popular culture.
> Douglas' influence on fine art and design aesthetics
> is vast, however it is not well know as you have
> pointed out. We seek the participation of educators,
> researchers and the philanthropic community in
> developing the full value of the story of Aaron
> Douglas' contribution to the Harlem Renaissance.
> Of greater significance, Aaron Douglas is an important
> contextual element of the American Experience.
> --- Jen Ellis <email@example.com> wrote:
>> i was so excited to see this post! i studied him in
>> detail for about a
>> year in school! i would actually put him on my "50
>> pieces of artwork
>> to see", i will have to make it out there next
>> i am so happy to see his work showcased, as
>> everytime i tell people he
>> is one of my favorites i get the blank stare.
>> Jen-Cleveland, OH
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