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Curriculum Issues

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Patricia J. Miltner (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 11:06:20 -0600 (CST)

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This message responds to ongoing discussion concerning Dr.Erickson's
website, "Our Place in the World".
As I am rereading Lucy Lippard's "MIxed Blessings", I am excited about
the connections made to Dr.Erickson's "Our Place in the World" resource.
Lippard organizes and defines her chapters by gerunds. The text abounds
in statements and quotes that could be used in thematic introduction.
Chapters included are "Mapping", "Naming", "Telling", "Landing",
"Mixing", "Turning Around" and "Dreaming". Example: "Landing" involves
Dr. Erickson's "Our Place in the World"---in speaking of "landbase"
instead of landscape--incorporating "interwoven aspects of place,
history, culture, physiology,a people and their sense of themselves and
their spirituality.."(quote George Longfish, p109). Enter Theme lV,
Spiritual Worlds, "Any Place can be the center of the world." (Black Elk)
What great motivating statements to incorporate into discussion, analysis
and production. Another example, "Mixing", Theme V, When Cultures Meet,
stimulating the "here and now" and "there and then". (contemporary
graffiti and ancient petroglyphs suggesting a metaphor of continuing sign
language. I could go on and on. This text gives different ideas for theme
description. Dr.Erickson's organization is so ON TARGET that inserting
other artists, cultures( and we all like different production each year),
becomes a natural development.

art is art is art is art is art is art is art is art is art is art is art is
Pat Miltner
Dr. Eugene Skinner Magnet Center
4304 North 33rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111

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