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Re: Miriam Shapiro


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 08:22:21 PST

I am SOOOOO jealous! So was she a good speaker? Her exhibit in Wichita is
wonderful - I would love to actually hear her discuss her work. :-) BTW -
I'm making a "fuzzy monster" when I finish here!

> This may be of interest to you. As you know, I was a presenter at the
MAEA conference this
> weekend, doing "fuzzy monters". It went pretty well. That's not why I'm
writing, though.
> While waiting for an award ceremony to end, I was sitting in the hall
outside the banquet room.
> Two ladies came up, saw that the meeting was not over, and sat down on the
bench beside me. We
> had a wonderful conversation about many things of no great consequence.
Both were art teachers,
> the older lady a former art teacher. I noticed that both ladies had New
York accents and
> asked where they were from: Long Island. I have a brother who lives in
NY state, so we talked
> some more, then I asked
> "what brings you two ladies here"? The older lady said, "I'm the featured
speaker". It was
> Miriam Shapiro!!! My brush with greatness, I guess.

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