Re: A&E.O

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Melanie Elek (elek.5)
Mon, 01 Dec 1997 14:15:18 -0400

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Don Krug wrote:
>
> >Public Art
> >High School Lesson
> >" When does defacing property become Art. "
> >Melanie Elek
> >
> >We want to discover how the community responds to Public Art, in the
> >form of murals and bilboards. How the Artist views their work in
> relation
> >to community awareness. Also does a critic think it is a valid form
> of art
> >media.
> >
> >To do this the teacher will have to research the artists Les Levine,
> John
> >Ahearn, Keith Haring and Ahmina Robinson. Then it is important to
> find
>
> >some local artists that deal with this issue.
> >
> >The content will provide skill in using the visual arts to voice a
> local
> >community issue, how to collaborate with others, becoming an active
> part
> >of the community. Then by understanding their own community first
> they
>
> >will be introduced to other communities through other artist's
> >communities.
> >
> >To help the students understand these ideas they will be directed
> through
> >worksheets, discussions, C/C slide shows and a local artisan visit.
> >
> >To do this the students will be shown the local art murals around
> Columbus
> >along with graffiti to come up with a set of standard to judge the
> other
> >communities murals. They will hear how a local artist describes his
> >process of creating a mural and purposes for why they do it. This
> will help
> >in their own process of creating a collaborative mural. They will
> have to
> >choose the issue from researching the local papers, the place it will
> be put
> >up and how the issue can visually be obtained.
> >
> >They will be assessed by how well they connect their lives with
> issues
>
> >from Public Art and how well they visually express their issue in
> >collaborations with others.
> >
> >This lesson could be sequencial with other areas of Public Art, i.e.
> >sculpture, Environmental Art, site specific.
> >
> >A good follow up activity would be to get reactions of what the
> community
> >thought about the mural and how they interpreted it to show the
> students
> >whether their issue had gotten across.Christine Merriam wrote:
> >
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