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Re: [teacherartexchange] contemporary living artists


From: Natalie Sakurai (gnatsak_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 17 2010 - 11:21:02 PDT

I love San D.'s idea! Another thought - flip through the last section
of an Art in America or ARTnews magazine. Current shows are usually
reviewed there, and will include the artist's name, gallery
information, and of course, a review of the work. This could be
incorporated in the assignment somehow. You could pull out artists
who you feel are appropriate, photocopy, and distribute.
Good luck!
Natalie (Northern California)
On Sep 17, 2010, at 4:47 AM, San D Hasselman wrote:

> Good Morning
> While I don't have any lists to contribute right now, I do have a
> suggestion as a culmination to your project. Many years ago our
> school had an art gallery (it has since been refurbished as a
> classroom). My art club ran it, picked the themes of the shows, and
> then invited artists to submit work, they then curated the show. One
> show that was VERY successful was "Hidden Talents", a show that
> invited faculty, staff and parents to enter any kind of art from
> quilts to drawings. Not only was it diversed, but it brought to
> light the word "contemporary" in a different context. Students
> talked for years about how the Biology teacher did watercolors of
> the shore, and the 70 year old secretary was a fabulous quilter, and
> who knew that so and so's father was a photographer. It might be
> interesting for your students to find contemporary artists in the
> community, interview them, and showcase their work.
> San D
>> I teach an upper level high school art class and plan to have each
>> student research and present a contemporary living artist to the
>> class. I would like to provide some direction for those who need
>> it. Is there a good website my students could use to find
>> interesting, school appropriate, contemporary artists? Also, if
>> anyone knows of a specific artist that they think would be
>> wonderful, I would appreciate that information, too!
>> Thanks,
>> Kim Dodge
>> Studio Art
>> Menchville HS
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