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Re: car transformation

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Nancy Walkup (walkup)
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 08:14:43 CST6CDT

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There is a good book in publication about art cars. I think it
has the obvious title of "Art Cars." If you can find that, I
think it will be of use to you.

Every year there is an art car parade in Houston. It's great.


> Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 22:56:36 -0400
> From: jendixon <jendixon>
> Reply-to: jendixon
> To: artsednet
> Subject: car transformation

> I have a great challenge ahead of me! I teach high school art.I am also
> a professional artist in Baltimore. I have gotten my students into a
> regional art show held every summer in the city called Artscape. The
> show is a car show. We get to go to the impound lot and pick out a car
> and transform it into a piece of art. Any suggestions or ideas of how I
> should deal with this idea will be helpful. We have little money and
> very few sculptural supplies for this project. Just would like to hear
> some feedback. I have asked my students to submit a proposal...just as
> if they were actually applying for this show as actual artists..I gave
> them each a propectus from the summer event with a description and
> proposal criteria. They have to submit a proposal of a specific car and
> how they would transform it to a work of art. I'm having the curator
> come to speak to the interested students. He will show slides of other
> art cars as well as his own. I'm very excited about it. However, my
> background is painting and I am not very confident in my sculptural
> skills.Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Jen Dixon
> Woodlawn High School
> Balto.,MD.
Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 5098, University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
817/565-3986 FAX 817/565-4867

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