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> No, I don't think we should necessarily treat elementary students
> like professional artists, but when we exhibit their work I think we
> should present it in a way that teaches them and others that an
> exhibition is usually organized by someone (a curator, or a teacher)
> with reasons (some sort of written statement by the teacher, or by a
> student curator) for selecting and showing certain works and
> arranging them in a certain order. Then people respond to what they
> see exhibited, usually orally, and some people (critics and
> journalists, or students) write about it, and then those who hear and
> read what has been spoken or written respond and hopefully further the
> conversation. This is what showing student art could be like.
I really appreciate this response Terry. This begins to approach that
notion of a presentation curriculum I mentioned above. I like!