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Re: Studio art for Exhibit

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Sat, 22 May 1999 11:16:04 -0500

Speaking of the painting were the dogs are playing poker, is the name of the
artist the dresses up dogs Bill Wegman?

Linda Kelty wrote:

> Dear Kimberly, After viewing his work, I think I would focus less on his
> Texas origins, and more on the animal/humor focus. Compare and Contrast his
> work with that of Frederick Remington, Rosa Bonhuer (sp?) and the wacky
> paintings from the 50's of dogs playing poker. Also perhaps some of the
> current card lines from Hallmark, etc. where the creatures become animated
> to think like humans. Discuss the differences in human and canine response.
> Reflect on what the kids perceive to be the meaning as they understand it
> and as they think the artist might have meant. Discuss the inherent
> purpose in the style, purpose and content of the works and how they were
> influenced by the technology (camera) of the time. His work looks like kids
> could use cra-pas or sketchos to "paint" in his style very easily. Do
> parodies of the more serious artwork and have kids develop a whimsical or
> humorous title to go with their parody. Generate lists of ways that the
> various artworks could be adapted for other purposes, such as the way
> Munch's "Scream" has been used for a car ad, "American Gothic" for political
> satire, "Mona Lisa" for shampoos.
> Hope this helps you. Linda K. in Iowa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kimberly Anne Herbert <kimberly>
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk grou <>
> Date: Friday, May 21, 1999 4:58 PM
> Subject: Studio art for Exhibit
> >This fall we are having an exhibit of Michael McWillie's work. I'm looking
> >for at least 5 studio art activities to complement the exhibit. One idea I
> >have is to profile different Texas painters (he lives in Dallas), have
> >background information at the table and an activity. These activities will
> >be taking place in the art studio, next to the gallery, The children can
> see
> >the artwork from the art tables. I really appreciate any ideas, because I'm
> >stuck. You can see some of Micheal McWillie's work at
> > .
> >Thank You,
> >
> >Kimberly Herbert
> >Children's Art Museum Administrator
> >San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Children's Art Museum
> >P.O. Box 3092 San Angelo, TX 76902-3092 USA (Mailing address)
> >915/659-4391 1st Floor Cactus Hotel 36 E. Twohig San Angelo, TX (Physical
> >Address)
> >kimberly
> >ICQ Pager
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