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Re: [teacherartexchange] Working and Teaching Art in Mongolia


From: Melissa Enderle (melissa_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 17 2008 - 05:02:06 PDT

Dear Julie,

Greetings from Serbia!
I was just about to do some work on the computer when I saw your
posting. I am the teacher you spoke about who is presently living in
Serbia and will be embarking on a new adventure at the end of July, to
the city of Chennai, India.
I read the article as linked below. Mongolia must be a fascinating
place to live and experience the arts, seeing that it is on the
crossroads between so many different cultures. How you got there was
quite intriguing as well. I hope your efforts at getting work of local
Mongolian artists recognized by the global community is a successful
one. Having lived in Mali where the place was oozing with art/culture
but also rampant with poverty, I know how much of a challenge it is to
get things done, even such worthy causes. That must be fascinating to
watch the local artists create their ceramic pieces, even if they are
using very primitive methods. You can sense the sheer joy they have in
what they do. Have you had contact with the International school there?
If interested, here is my blog. Once I get to India, I'm sure the
postings will look quite different.


On May 17, 2008, at 1:41 PM, Julie Pitzen wrote:

> Dear Fellow Artists and Teachers,
> Recently, I read one of the art exchange digests about a teacher/
> artist workng
> in Serbia (May 5?). I have really enjoyed reading this art exchange
> list. I
> am an artist and teacher living and working in Mongolia for the past
> two years.
> This list has been a great connection to the outside world for me. I
> thought I
> would share a little about my experience especially working with
> ceramics. By
> the way, I use a heavy canvas as a table covering (the same type of
> durable
> cover used to cover outside of Nomads' gers!). Here is an article
> recently
> written for ArtStyle Blog (another good resource, especially for
> Chicago area
> artists.)
> Here is the article:
> .
> And a link to my website with some pictures:
> Cheers from the wilds of Central Asia! Julie
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