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Nancy Walkup (Walkup.EDU)
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 08:19:23 -0600

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How far has Biggers' new mural progressed? What images is he using?
Is he working with his nephew or students as apprentices? You are
fortunate to be in Houston to have the opportunity to view this major
work in progress. Thanks for sharing.


Nancy Walkup
Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 305100 University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
FAX 940-565-4867
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Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 14:26:02 -0600
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In response to Nancy Walkup's comment re. John Biggers's mural at the
> University of Houston: My class (Art Education Methods course)
visited Mr.
> Biggers last week and observed the mural in progress. We talked with
> Biggers and his son, both of whom explained a lot of the symbolism
> in the mural, titled "The Saltmarsh". They were both very
enthusiastic and
> supportive of the vocation of the art education students and
> their respect for children, education, and women. It was a wonderful
> experience; I'll be happy to speak more about it to anyone who
writes to
> me.
Dr. Juliet G. Moore
Assistant Professor in Art Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77203-5872

E-mail: jgmoore
Tel: 713/743-4956
Fax: 713/795-4990


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