I would like to invite all of you within driving distance of
Fort Worth, Texas, to a presentation by the artist Hung Liu on
Saturday, May 10, from 9:30-11:00 at the art building on the
campus of Texas Christian University. The seminar is sponsored
by the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
and Texas Christian University.
Hung Liu will show slides and talk about her work. She is an
artist from China now living in the United States and is
beginning to be widely known. She is represented by the
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery in New York and has work on the web
site of the National Museum of American Art (look at
<http://www.nmaa.si.edu/kscope/childrenlesserlg.html>). Her work is based
on historical photographs and primarily deals with social issues
related to women and children, such as immigration, foot
binding, and child labor.
Hung Liu grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution and was
sent to be "reeducated" through work in the fields for four years.
She was able to return to school and receive a degree, but still had to
only teach or create art that met the standards of the
government. She came to the U.S. for grad school and now teaches
at Mills College in California.
The seminar is free, though I would appreciate it if anyone who wants
to attend would email or call me so that I would know how many
teacher packets to have available. The teacher packets include
material on Hung's life and work, provide suggestions for art
activities and correlations across the curriculum, and are
designed for adaptation for any grade level.
Also, if you come to Fort Worth for this morning seminar, you
might want to spend the afternoon in the nearby museum district.
There are three major museums within walking distance of each
other: the Kimell Art Museum , the Amon Carter Museum, and the
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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