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Re: [teacherartexchange] "YouTube" second try


From: Diane Davis (dianemdavis_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 07 2007 - 16:03:55 PDT

Oh, that's not what I meant. I was a professional puppeteer for
years. I understand how much puppetry is all about art. But I am
fascinated at the way some visual art people define art, and why they
would talk about some very obvious things as art, and others as not.
Certainly this performance is art in that he designed the art and
paints them right there. Not every artist can do that. But why is it
that some people consider it painting by number, even if he created
the number system..... Just looking for more opinions on this....
On Jul 7, 2007, at 2:57 PM, KPRS2 wrote:

> It seems to me what he is doing is a cross between Bob Ross,
> Performance
> Art, and LeRoy Neiman. Our "artist" tent is certainly big enough
> for all
> comers. As someone who is uniquely involved in the Puppetry Arts, I
> must say
> that from the inception through creation, we write(scripts are all
> original
> productions), build(puppets are designed and built for each
> production) and
> perform with our puppets, and while each performance may seem the
> "same" it
> is certainly not, as the audience adds that extra element to the mix
> (effects timing, puppets reactions to the audience etc).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diane Davis []
> Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 1:47 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] "YouTube" second try
> he's been to all the schools in my town, rotating about every three
> years or so kids don't see him too much. The question among art
> teachers is whether this is real art as he does this as a formula,
> over and over again each day. I guess this is similar to putting on
> as puppet show or a play. and yet calling it art makes people much
> more critical of it. I guess people expect art to be unique every
> time it is made.
> diane
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