A few weeks ago I offered anyone interested a copy of the
material I wrote on the celebration of the Mexican Days of the
I would like to write an article for publication on this
topic, but do not have direct access to students at present.
If any of you have their students create ofrendas (altars, shrines,
memorials) to artists (one of my suggested activities), I would
appreciate it if you would share with me some slides of your
students' work. I will include your name and your students in
the article and make sure you get full credit for your
Last year the Dallas Museum of Art had students make ofrendas in
their student gallery and they were wonderful. One I especially
remember was to Picasso and had a table and entire wall covered
with items related to Picasso's life and work.
By using artists to memorialize, I think you sidestep some of the problems
you may have dealing with skeletons and death in the classroom.
Thanks for your help. If anyone still wants the article, just
let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.
Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 5098, University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
817/565-3986 FAX 817/565-4867