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Re: In this case Size is awesome

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Fri, 12 Feb 1999 10:35:46 EST

Hi folks,
I wanted to relay this event. Tonight Friday February 12th at our high school
basketball game halftime, our mathematics teacher and district teacher of the
year, Steve Ash will gather his mathematics students at center court.
With appropriate FSU Seminole music in the background, his students will
assembly over 200 20" X 24 " oil pastel panels. The panels were individually
created by students, teachers, artists and community members. They used this
as an opportunity to teach the practical applications of Cartesian
Coordinants. The artist(s) who inspired the work are an interesting match.
The painting when assembled is a replica of George Catlin's portrait of
Seminole Chief Osceola just before the Chief's untimely death. The original
portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.. The
technique of the replica was inspired by the contemporary portrait painter,
Chuck Close.
The rehearsal assembly held yesterday produced an experience beyond words and
tonight we will share it with the community. The size and coordination of
this event contributes to the whole aesthetic. The sense of collaboration and
community is really uplifting.
You can contact Steve Ash to find out more at
We have will have great photos and video of the event. The work will become a
permanent installation in our new school in 2001.
Debi B-H