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Re: Why art?

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Stenger - Judith DiSalvo (jstenger)
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 19:11:29 -0400 (EDT)

I truly can't imagine doing anything else. Except for an
extended break in service to raise my kids, I've been an artist/teacher
since 1965. Who else gets to provide wonderful materials to kids, then
watch them create beautiful art? Sure, there's a lot more to it than
that, but the joy of being a part of their artistic growth is powerful--
addictive, even. I get to have all this fun and they even pay me to do it!
On Fri, 13 Sep 1996, paulette jones wrote:

> Who needs it anyway???
> Ahhh just kidding...did I raise anybody's blood pressure?
> I'm curious for myself and I would like to share some testimonials with
> students; I think it would be good for them to relate to.
> What motivated you to become an artist/art teacher/art lover...
> Why do you love it so much? Why do you love what you do whether it be
> painting, drawing, photography etc.
> How do you SEE the world differently because of your love for the arts?
> Who influenced you? And what motivated them and further motivated you(i.e.
> DiVinci, Peter Paul Rubins, Ansel Adams, Duchamp...Charles Schultz, etc.,
> etc, etc.) in your life, in your art???
> O.K. this is pretty deep and personal, but isn't art? I would really love
> to hear (see) some responses if you so desire. Can you tell I'm a
> student(curious, wanting knowledge to spill out my ears-of which it will
> probably be happening very soon)?
> Thanks for your time.
> Paulette Jones
> University of Minnesota
> Art Education Student