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Is this suitable?

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elizabeth garber (egarber)
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 10:06:55 -0700 (MST)


>Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 13:47:42 -0700 (MST)
>From: Gina M Clark <clarkg>
>To: egarber.EDU
>Subject: Is this suitable?
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>Hello everyone
>
> I was browsing through the site and stumbled across the title Rick
>Lowe's Houston Row Project. I immediately thought to myself, what is the
>connection here with art? Then after viewing the included picture and
>reading the information I realized that this project is incredible in the
>sense of how many lives it may actually make a difference in. Lowe has
>taken 22 row houses and converted them to places where the neighboring
>communities can retreat to view art, experience art and take part in
>creating art. People are encouraged to set up installations in the
>houeses and to involve their own community in doing so. This project also
>lets people have a place to go to in order to create art. It involes the
>community in every aspect of it's purpose. It also gives people a place in
>which they can take pride in and feel comfortable interacting with. Had
>this haven been located in another part of town would it have the same
>affect?
> So my connection with this project is how we as teachers can use
>this model in our own communities? We should let our classrooms be that
>place where people are encouraged to experience the art. In many cases,
>we offer the only connection in which students will be able to connect,
>view, and experience art.
> Lowe's example can also help us show children how their art is or
>can be connected to their environment. One way may be through local
>exhibitions in libraries or other community locations.
>
>Gina Clark- University of Arizona
>

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