I too appreciate the great diversity of everyone on the listserv - I
appreciate the comments - even when in disagreement - we (I) can learn
from other's ideas and experiences - I may not agree - but when I don't
agree, it makes me take note and think more about a subject that I might
have overlooked or ignored - so, maybe it is not negativity - maybe it is
just the passion each of us feels for your profession and avocation,in
So now, on to new ideas - shared and otherwise
On Sun, 13 Oct 1996, Ruth Voyles wrote:
> Sandra, Mark, and Charlotte:
> I couldn't agree more. Perhaps the change in tone is due to stress as
> Sandra pointed out, or maybe growing pains. The list and participation
> has grown so quickly. I still feel it to be a wonderful resource for
> anyone involved in education in and through the arts. Still, while in
> the past I have come to look forward to the discussions, and have posted
> questions, comments and requests for information, I do so lately with
> some reservations.
> The thing that I love the most about this listserv IS its great diversity.
> The fact that through this vehicle I have contact to art educators, artists
> and advocates all over the world is in my view Artsednet Talk's greatest
> strength. We all certainly share our commitment to exellence in art
> education, as evidenced by our involvement in this DBAE list.
> Our differences when compared to the commonality of our passion for
> and involvement in the arts, are minor. As Sandra so eloquently put it,
> "Let's just share ideas, enjoy each other, and
> continue to learn."
> Like Sandra, I too have felt a real sense of
> community here...and frankly I miss it.
> Thank you, Charlotte, for having the courage to bring this issue up. It
> was not something that I, lately on the defensive, could have done.
> And thank you also to all of the participants on Artsednet talk for
> making this list the incredible resource it is.
> Ruth Voyles
> Art Educator
> The Toledo Museum of Art
> The University of Toledo
> Sat, 12 Oct 1996, Sandra L. Eckert wrote:
> > Mark and Charlotte,
> > I also agree with your observations about the overall tone of this listserv.
> > Perhaps the membership is getting comfortable with each other and letting
> > off steam...we all know about stress in our positions! I have felt
> > uncomfortable with some of the bantering that has happened lately. It seems
> > antithetical to our purposes. We are all creative, informed and active
> > people; we're bound to have some differences! Like our subject, we should
> > celebrate our diversity! Isn't that what makes life interesting?
> > And we all have demanding jobs, which need our energy...what a shame to
> > energy...grow from it!
> > Enough said. I'm happy to have this resource.
> > Sandy