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Re: disabilities and artists

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bob carl (bcarl28)
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 18:59:25 -0500


yes you are so right

On Fri, 27 Mar 1998 14:58:35 -0600 Heth <HethLy.us>
writes:
> I have been reading and enjoying (for the most part) the
>"artsednet" for a month. As an artist and educator who also happens
>to be disabled, I am appalled at the discussion of "teaching disabled
>artists". The people who purchase my clothing (hand painting silk)
>and my liturgical art (hand painted silk clergy stoles and paraments)
>have no idea I am disabled. They buy my work because it is art. My
>'kids', eighth grade, treat me as they treat any other teacher in
>this school-unfortunately.
> Think!!!! Teach an artist for his or her art. Don't teach an
>artist for the color of their skin, for their asbility to hear, for
>their ability to walk or speak! We will never get over the need for
>the Americans with Disabilities Act until the world can see people
>instead of disabilities. mlh
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