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Found Art Project

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From: craig roland (rolandc_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 17:17:40 PDT


Looking for an art project to start the year out with? Check out
the Found Art Project at:
http://www.found-art.com

You can read about this global art project on the USA Today web site
at <http://www.usatoday.com>. Go to the bottom of the page, click on
"Life," do their little survey (zipcode and age) and then go to the
bottom of the next page and click on "Found Art! project out to heal
the world."

I've clipped a small portion of the article here:

Found Art! project out to heal the world
By Maria Puente, USA TODAY
You are finishing up your usual overpriced latte in your local java
joint when you notice it at the next table - a tiny sculpted wall
plaque leaning against the sugar caddy. You look around, wondering
whether someone forgot it. It has a sticker on it saying "Found Art!"
with a Web address. Suddenly, it clicks: You've just found a free
piece of art and an invitation to join a growing global art project.

Found Art! (found-art.com) was born a year ago, the result of artist
Sharon Vogt's desire "to do something positive" after Sept. 11 - or,
at the very least, make someone somewhere smile.
. . . snip

Seems like a great way to teach kids that art can make a difference
in the world?

Craig

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