I know some of you are familiar with this project and some not and some who were involved a few years ago
are not even on the list serve anymore! But Art Across America is back home in Greenfield Wis. where it
began in February 1999. The package of student artwork arrived this morning, but I promised the students
who originally worked on the project that I would not open the box till they meet with me next Tuesday. The
students who worked on Art Across America are now juniors , but are coming back to the middle school to
open the package. Our community newspaper will also be there for a photo and story.
Wow , what a trip it has been!. Getting lost on it's way to Iceland ( we miss you Rosa!), keeping it on
schedule, teachers forgetting to tell me if they every received it, a teacher makes a video of the project
and a teacher loses it, someone forgets to mail it and goes on vacation( now it is way off schedule!),
people moved , changed e- mail address or left Artsednet, teachers losing the mailing addresses and more.
It has been wonderful sharing this student art from across the country and meeting( through the net and
phone calls) so many art teachers!
THANK -YOU to everyone that participated! IF you really want the art back write me and let me know. I
don't know if I will do it again, When a package is on the road for 2 years , the hard part was when people
moved ,lost things or didn't e- mail me to let me know where the package was. I don't' think I could of
shortened the time of keeping the package- 3 weeks. I also learned I would shrink wrap every thing if I
had the money to keep it form getting dog- eared.
Again , thanks everyone for giving me the opportunity to do this display!