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Arts: Scout Report - July 26, 2002


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 26 2002 - 12:25:46 PDT

9. Dox Thrash: Revealed

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has created an online version of their
exhibition entitled Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker
Rediscovered. Dox Thrash (1893-1965), a notable artist who rose to
prominence during the late 1930s, is mostly known for his carborundum
prints, a process of using gritty carborundum crystals on copper plates
carve etchings. Consisting of various samples of Thrash's prints,
and watercolors from the 1930s to the 1950s, this online exhibit
the depth of the artist's imagery with illustrations ranging from
of the rural south to images of the industrial north, from drawings of
and destruction to paintings of hope and freedom. Users will find that
site not only features artistic images, but also provides a brief
history of
the artist's life and background information, along with poetic quotes
prominent authors such as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, and Alain Locke.
Also available for artist enthusiasts is information on drawing
including carborundum mezzotint, carborundum relief etching, aquatint,
drypoint, etching, linocut, lithograph, mezzotint, and woodcut. [MG]

10. ZoneZero: From Analog to Digital Photography

An online resource promoting photography and the digital arts, Zonezero
to serve as a gathering place for image artists and aficionados of all
kinds. While several elements of Zonezero are highly commercialized,
directly linking to enterprises marketing to photographers and other
consumers of high-end electronics, most of the site could be valuable to
anyone interested in learning more about photography, or in enjoying the
work of amateur artists. Presenting numerous critical and artistic
Zonezero affords amateurs the opportunity to submit and post their work,
view that of others from around the world. Bilingual in English and
Zonezero has a very international sensibility, featuring the work of
from Latin America, Europe, Israel, Russia, and the United States.
also presents online tools to help visitors determine their viewing
equipment with easily deployed calibration tools. Last but not least,
visitors are encouraged to register for more personal service and
though registration is not required. [WH]

12. Lakota na Dakota Wowapi Oti Kin

The Lakota na Dakota Wowapi Oti Kin is a one-stop information portal
containing Internet resources on people of Lakota and Dakota descent
known as Sioux or Siouan peoples). Created and maintained by Professor
Martin Brokenleg of Augustana College and Dr. Raymond Bucko, S.J. of
Creighton University, this site offers Web links in various categories
including art and artists / music and musicians, bibliographic
demography, education, history, language resources, legal issues, maps,
museums, and a host of other Lakota-related sites. For those interested
locating information in the field of Native American studies,
on the Sioux peoples, this site is an excellent place to begin your

15. Finale 2003

Finale Notepad (last mentioned in the May 10, 2002 _Scout Report_) has
recently launched its 2003 version. Offered by Coda Music Technology,
newly enhanced music notation device contains over 1700 graphic
including new document, program, and spacing options; reinventing
time saving templates; new rhythm section generator; and much, much
Although the 2002 version was offered for free downloading, the 2003
comes with a hefty price (even for those wanting to upgrade from the
2002 or
2001 versions). However, for music students and educators seeking an
innovative way to write and compose music, the tool may be worth the

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.

Forwarded by:
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN