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Re: Art activities to teach other cultures

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Lai Shu-Ju Alice (lai.78)
Sat, 10 Oct 1998 01:20:07 -0400 (EDT)

Hi! dear artsednet listers:
Believe or not many students did not see the art work that made from recycle
material or any found objects as a serious/good art work. Once I bring my
students to a crafts museum where has an exhibition of Appalachian folk art.
Many pieces of work are carved from woods or some recycling materials, with
bright colors on it. The carving quality is not as professional as a trained
artist's work would have. I also show them slides of self-taught artists'
works. Guess what? some of them do not see those folk arts as "art" because
the quality is not good, and they specially criticize on the material. The
material make those works not like art. Of course, I try to teach them the
meaning and cultural values of those work. But what I want to say here is
that MATERIAL is really important. It could influence students perception
about art and that particular cultural group.