"What wrong with them ?" I asked.
He replied, "There is so much suffering in the world, Numo. You can choose
to show joy or suffering. Art is very powerful. As an artist can make people
smile,laugh or cry. That's what I think."
That statement Arthur Nelson made to me almost 20 years ago will stay with
me always. It had a powerful impact on my life as not just an artist or
teacher but as a human being.
San Leandro High School
San Leandro CA
At 01:34 PM 9/9/96 -0400, you wrote:
>I am beginning a new research project on an aspect of art criticism. I
>want to work on improving studio critiques at the college level.
>To start, I am looking for true stories about critiques you participated in
>when you were a student in art courses in college. What was the best
>critique you were in? Why was it good? What was the worst critique you
>were in? Why was it bad? Please tell what happened, in what class, when,
>in what type of school.
>You can respond privately to my e-mail address, or post your story on the
>listserve so that more can see it and think about it and possibly respond.
>Professor, Department of Art Education
>Ohio State University
>Columbus, OH 43210