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If you are familiar with the African American artist Allan Rohan Crite whose image "Parade on Hammond Street" is included in Crystal Production's Take-5 print series Art and Music, I decided to try to interview him. He is almost 90-years old and not online. But, through online research I found him and wrote a letter to the address I found. Would you believe that he wrote a two-page letter to me that explained the painting and its intent? What a precious piece of research. The original work is located in the Phillips Collections and I forwarded a copy of his letter to them because they had little information about the work of art.
Right now I am working with an very well known artist who wishes not to be identified until an article I am writing is published. It is an incredible experience. The children who are helping me interview this artist are enthralled.
I encourage you all to try this process. Doubtless one of these days I will be disappointed in some artist, but so far there are only positive results.
Pamela Geiger Stephens
University of North Texas
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
P.O. Box 305100
Denton, Texas 76203-5100
>>> Betti P. Longinotti <wsfcs-art> 11/12 3:15 PM >>>
Thanks for sharing this Pam. What a great idea as a way of our students
to interview contemporary artists.
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