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FW: All New Q & A Session with an Expert


From: Lawrence A. Parker (occti_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Oct 28 2000 - 10:37:22 PDT

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Subject: All New Q & A Session with an Expert

>From now until November 10, 2000, all Mars Millennium Project participants
have an opportunity to pose questions about their projects and about art on
Mars in the year 2030 to Ellen Kochansky, one of 17 nationally recognized
artists on the Windows on Mars video.

Ellen Kochansky is a textile artist who uses many different materials to
create beautiful storytelling items including quilts, clothing and dolls.
The image of old things taking on new significance in art is important to
her. Ellen makes art out of the fabrics (and paper, photos, hairpins, and
any number of other materials) that are meaningful to her. She abhors waste
and believes strongly in recycling materials in her work. She has created
art to adorn student dorm rooms, corporate headquarters, town halls,
sanctuaries, as well as group and community headquarters.
When asking Ellen questions, consider those presented in the Windows on Mars

o What materials would artists bring to Mars? What type of
art would be most useful and beautiful to create?

o How will the physical makeup of Mars influence what is
considered art? How will computer technology and innovation
contribute to the development of art on Mars?

The online question-and-answer process is simple. Just submit the online
form, which can be found at Please submit
your questions by November 10. Answers will be posted by November 22, 2000.

While thinking about your questions to Ellen, be sure to look through the
archives of previous Q & A sessions with the Experts. Many interesting
subjects have come up and fascinating Mars facts have come out during these

Remember, participation guides can still be downloaded from the Web site You can also order the participation guide or Windows on
Mars video from Ed Pubs by calling 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327).

Thank you for your continued enthusiasm for the Mars Millennium Project. As
year two of the project proceeds, we look forward to working with you and
providing information and resources to make the creation of your Mars
Millennium Community an exciting process!