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Re: Musee de Beaux Arts

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Numo Jaeger and Michael Miller (jaegmil)
Sat, 15 Mar 1997 23:04:03 -0500

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Thank you! Marsha

Art to elementary students is MAGIC! To teenagers it is Magic! To adults and
senior citizens it is magic or it can be made MAGIC AGAIN! Art is not a
frill! Art is essential. Human beings have a need to be creative. CAN WE
MAKE the rest of the world understand? WE CAN! Let's just DO IT!
Numo Jaeger
San Leandro High School
San Leandro CA

>As for me, I find this group to be very stimulating and humbling at the
>same time. We deal with a lot as art teachers and sometimes we don't
>always get the support we need and deserve. I am currently working in
>the ivory tower, but have spent some quality time in the trenches, too.
>I enjoy working with the college students, but sometimes miss the love
>and pure appreciation of elementary children. Art to them is magic--a
>valid expression of their souls--but the school administrations consider
>elementary art to be a "frill" and the first thing to go when the budget
>gets cut. It is the big disappointment of my adult life. How can we
>make the rest of the world understand? We can't stop fighting the
>Going for a glass of prune juice--Marcia Scurfield, Derby, KS

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