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Re: The Value of Art

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Tue, 20 Jul 1999 08:35:49 -0400

That's why I think we need to do the research, the art teachers and
therapists. We can do the numbers, anecdotes, quotes, etc. so that it
supports what we do. With so many people, it shouldn't be so narrowly
defined or ignore one aspect in favor of another. It would also, as a large
research project, allow individuals to follow threads within the research
that interests them. Linda
-----Original Message-----
From: joym <joym>
To: Linda Kelty <lckelty>
Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: The Value of Art

>The problem I've seen as an Art Therapist is that once something is
>artificially reduced to numbers (i.e Emmanuel Hammer's House, Tree, Person
>test) there's an expectation that ONLY quantifiable approaches should be
>Joy Moody, Basketmaker
>e-mail: baskets
>Handwoven baskets for the discriminating buyer.
>> From: Linda Kelty <lckelty>
>> To: joym <joym>
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: The Value of Art
>> Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 1:13 PM
>> Joy, I agree, that which we love most about art is immeasurable. I also
>> believe that it has inherent value to the development of the whole child
>> the development of their ability to think and communicate. I think art
>> essential and want to see it fostered in all school systems. That may
>> measurement as a funding strategy. Research to support the value of art
>> should not reduce it, but strengthen the argument to foster art for all
>> us. Linda
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: joym <joym>
>> To: <>
>> Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 8:44 AM
>> Subject: The Value of Art
>> >There appears to already be a wealth of information, but consolidation &
>> >exposure to the public may be the biggest difficulty. As an Art
>> >I've frankly been frustrated by the research & some methodolgies that
>> >appear to seek to turn the whole process into numbers. Statistical
>> >is fine, & certainy I understand the benefit of "hard evidence"
>> >for those who are primarily left brained), BUT I do NOT believe what we
>> >love most about art CAN BE translated in this way! Read Ellen
>> >for fascinating write-ups on how we are inherently artistic creatures.
>> >fact that art endures over the centuries should tell us something about
>> >value to humans. On a whole though, our values are focused toward other
>> >pursuits (verbal skills, money orientation etc.)
>> >
>> >Joy Moody, Art Therapist/Basketmaker
>> >website:
>> >
>> >