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Re: [teacherartexchange] WSJ Article

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From: Leslie O'Shaughnessy (lbhdto_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 01 2010 - 21:11:03 PDT


Frankly, this is exactly the kind of thing that drew me into teaching
art: current issues and politics.

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On Jun 30, 2010, at 9:39 PM, Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
wrote:

> There is a great discussion going on here. Hopefully others will
> join in on this topic
> so we can get a variety of perspectives on the inclusion of social
> and political content
> in some art lessons.
> Woody
>
> On Jun 30, 2010, at 7:21 PM, Barbara Marder wrote:
>
>> Hi Woody,
>>
>> What seems to be the crux of the argument is expressing a vision
>> without an artwork.
>>
>> The problem with the "new" social justice art is that somehow we
>> are skipping the art making.
>>
>> So why are we calling it "art"?
>>
>>
>>> Barbara - "divisiveness of art educators" - that's a strange way
>>> to put it. Artists have opinions and they
>>> do voice them - that's what democracy is all about. If teachers
>>> ask students to voice social content in
>>> their art, the teacher should not direct the content - that is the
>>> students choice. The teacher should
>>> prepare the students to be accepting of others who have diverse
>>> and different views. Art is powerful
>>> and students should be made aware that one choice is to use their
>>> art for social change or to maintain
>>> the status quo. I do not do political or social art but I respect
>>> and applaud those who do.
>>> Woody
>>>
>
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