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Re: "stupid in Chicago" does it again

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Walter Carl Holland (wholland)
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 22:29:04 -0500 (CDT)


Permanant murals is a hard thing to look for in education. Ifaced a
similiar situation in the recent past. I was asked if I would object to a
mural done in seventy six be painted over. I said no and even the people
around me were socked. I explained that public art changes with time and
I took the bull by the horns and my students that year created a new
mural based on the old one. Since that one we the students and i have
built large public sculptures, designed parts of major projects and just
this summer designed and painted a cafeteria which has caused the whole
school system to line up for our services. next the gym, All funded as
extras to the classroom and not as a cheap work force. Public art is
public and just like the public may require us to change as the public is
educated about art One of the key responcibilities of an Art teacher.
Other school districts ones in El Paso And Odessa are having great
programs using materials, Textbook publishers are even looking to
illustrartion based on some of the areas murals. Make the best of a bad
situation.