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Additions and corrections, Inner City Art Education

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Wed, 28 Feb 1996 00:55:45 -0500 (EST)

Dear Carolyn<
This is an ammendment to my previous message, some of which was scrambled and/
or lost in transmission. In the section describing the studio activity that
we had our students do on Halloween, I was describing some of the calaveras that
the students made. That section should read as follows: The students made
social climbing calaveras, sports star calaveras, gang and gang wanna be
calaveras, calavera drug dealers and prostitutes, and even police officers.
As you can see, some of the responses were not necessarily "nice" or expected,
and yet how wonderful that these children were able to relate an art history
and studio interpretation to their own lives. WHile it saddens me to think
that any child would beexposed to some of the things that these children are,
what better way for the children and US to begin to deal with some of these
issues. Art has traditionally been a vehicle for emotional, political and
social expression, and these children, perhaps more than most, need just such a vvehicle.

Sory about the botched transmission, hope this one makes more sense.
Ruth Voyles
The Toledo Museum of Art
The University of Toledo