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Re: if I play is that OK???

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Mark Alexander (Alexander)mamjam)
Mon, 16 Sep 1996 23:33:31 -0500


On 9/16 dabssw wrote:

>Is art play? Before you all take a gasp of air at this as a possible thought,
>please take a moment read on and think in a broad context.
>Is there a part of art that might be play?
>If there is a part of art that is play, what part is it?
>Is there anything wrong in part or all of art being play?

Then I wrote in haste:

>There are problems with how
>the frivolous sound of the word 'play' impacts on the politics of the
>situation. If we emphasize the play part, our programs might be in danger
>of reduction, to make way for more serious studies.

Then Teresa quite appropriately corrected me:

>But this position of concern based upon assumed fear of program reduction
>somehow misses the point of the question, and perhaps has missed the point
>of connecting art with play. How terribly unplayful!

Teresa, I see your point, as usual. Thank you for setting me straight. I
think I'll just leave it at that since you also said:

>The real problem I have with art teachers is that they talk too much
>period.

Thank you dabssw for the instigation!

Playfully yours,
Mark Alexander