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Intro to Activities for Interpreting Sandy Skoglund?s

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Candy Borland (cborland)
Thu, 11 Jan 1996 17:43:31 -0800

Welcome to the first session in the ArtsEdNet Talk series, Sandy
Skoglund: Teaching Contemporary Art. For the next five months
Professors Terry Barrett and Sydney Walker will facilitate a
discussion about Sandy Skoglund?s work and implications for teaching
contemporary art in the classroom. As you saw in the calendar we
sent out last week, Terry and Sydney plan to focus on a new work by
Sandy Skoglund every two weeks. The first session has begun with an
exploration of Radioactive Cats. To this end Terry is sending you a
message with a number of activities for interpreting Sandy Skoglund?s
Radioactive Cats which Sydney Walker and he have prepared. We hope
this will help get the discussion started.

The activities for Radioactive Cats are also posted on the ArtsEdNet
Web site ( where the material is
linked to the images and the Skoglund articles on the web site
whenever possible. We have an extensive show of Sandy Skoglund?s
work on ArtsEdNet and you should visit it if you possibly can.
However, if you just cannot get access to the Web and would like to
see reproductions of Sandy Skoglund?s work you can order postcards
and notecards of some of her works from Fotofolio in New York,

We would like you and your students to comment on any of the
questions raised in the Radioactive Cats activities. Please e-mail
your remarks to the usual ArtsEdNet Talk e-mail address,
artsednet and, if possible, put the word Skoglund at
the beginning of any messages on this topic in order to help us all
sort the Skoglund messages from those on other topics.

Please be aware that the Sandy Skoglund discussion is not intended to
stop other discussions underway on ArtsEdNet Talk. It is just one
more topic. In the near future we plan to put copies of most of the
ArtsEdNet Talk discussion on the ArtsEdNet web site in a format where
the e-mail messages can be sorted by subject or date. The technology
for doing this is far from perfect but it is reasonably useful and
some people will prefer to read the discussion on the Web site rather
than over e-mail. I will send everyone a message when a copy of the
discussion actually is implemented on the ArtsEdNet web site. Even
after a copy of the discussion is available on the web site, you will
continue to have to send an e-mail to the ArtsEdNet Talk address,
artsednet, in order send send a comment to the group.

As the Sandy Skoglund discussion goes on I would be interested in any
comments people have on how well the discussion process seems to be
working over e-mail and how it might be improved. We can adjust our
process whenever appropriate.

Warm regards,

Candace M. Borland
Program Officer
Getty Center for Education in the Arts