As Autumn quarter concludes, we have also reached the end of the Art &
Ecology on-line talk.
I would like to thank all the regular subscribers to the ArtsEdNet Talk for
their participation over the past few months. The conversations about the
Art & Ecology site have covered a wide varieties of topics and issues many
of which have been very informative. I hope this and similar conversations
in the future will prove to be significant to the field of art education.
I would also like to thank the preservice students at the University of
Arizona and Ohio State Universities for their continued dialogue throughout
the quarter about art & ecology issues. Thank you to Elizabeth Garber for
helping facilitate the discussion in her methods class. In addition, I am
appreciative to preservice students and art educators at the State
University of New York at New Paltz, (Kristin Rauch, art educator); Texas
Tech University, (Karen Keifer-Boyd, art educator); and North Carolina
University at Pembroke, (John Labadie, art educator) for their involvement
Ron Hirshi (ecologist), Lynne Hull (artist), Mary Sheridan (art teacher)
and Rita Irwin (art educator) strongly contributed to the ongoing dialogue,
adding suggestions, new directions and intriguing commentary. Thank You!!
I would like to thank Kate Gresham, an undergraduate student at OSU for
helping posting Ron Hirshi's information.
Finally, I would especially like to thank all the artists and authors who
contributed text and images to the web site and the ArtsEdNet staff for
making the on-line exhibit and conversation possible.
This has been an exciting quarter.
I hope the interest in Art & Ecology and curriculum integration is just
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210