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Arts: Scout Report - July 26, 2002

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


9. Dox Thrash: Revealed
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/exhibits/thrash/flash.html

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
national
prominence during the late 1930s, is mostly known for his carborundum
prints, a process of using gritty carborundum crystals on copper plates
to
carve etchings. Consisting of various samples of Thrash's prints,
drawings,
and watercolors from the 1930s to the 1950s, this online exhibit
portrays
the depth of the artist's imagery with illustrations ranging from
depictions
of the rural south to images of the industrial north, from drawings of
war
and destruction to paintings of hope and freedom. Users will find that
this
site not only features artistic images, but also provides a brief
history of
the artist's life and background information, along with poetic quotes
from
prominent authors such as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, and Alain Locke.
Also available for artist enthusiasts is information on drawing
techniques
including carborundum mezzotint, carborundum relief etching, aquatint,
drypoint, etching, linocut, lithograph, mezzotint, and woodcut. [MG]

10. ZoneZero: From Analog to Digital Photography
http://zonezero.com/default.html

An online resource promoting photography and the digital arts, Zonezero
aims
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
venues,
Zonezero affords amateurs the opportunity to submit and post their work,
and
view that of others from around the world. Bilingual in English and
Spanish,
Zonezero has a very international sensibility, featuring the work of
artists
from Latin America, Europe, Israel, Russia, and the United States.
Zonezero
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
attention,
though registration is not required. [WH]

12. Lakota na Dakota Wowapi Oti Kin
http://puffin.creighton.edu/lakota/index.html

The Lakota na Dakota Wowapi Oti Kin is a one-stop information portal
containing Internet resources on people of Lakota and Dakota descent
(also
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
resources,
demography, education, history, language resources, legal issues, maps,
museums, and a host of other Lakota-related sites. For those interested
in
locating information in the field of Native American studies,
specifically
on the Sioux peoples, this site is an excellent place to begin your
search.
[MG]

15. Finale 2003
http://www.codamusic.com/coda/whats_new.asp

Finale Notepad (last mentioned in the May 10, 2002 _Scout Report_) has
recently launched its 2003 version. Offered by Coda Music Technology,
this
newly enhanced music notation device contains over 1700 graphic
improvements
including new document, program, and spacing options; reinventing
scanning;
time saving templates; new rhythm section generator; and much, much
more.
Although the 2002 version was offered for free downloading, the 2003
version
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
cost.
[MG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/

Forwarded by:
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org
http://www.tappedin.org/info/members/bj.html

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