Question!!! Do you know who said,
"In our world of material wealth, where so many broken items are thrown
than mended...we forget that most of the world fixes everything and
The answer is on the ArtsEdNet web site.
If you are fascinated with how and why people make art in relationship
to where they live come visit the new Art & Ecology: Interdisciplinary
Approaches to Curriculum web site on ArtsEdNet.
My name is Don Krug and I teach at Ohio State University. I have been a
practicing art educator for over seventeen years. Over the last year,
in cooperation with the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, and
many consultants, we recently posted some new curriculum integration
resources for teachers. On behave of all the contributors to the
development of the internet project, I would like to invite you to
Art & Ecology: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum web site at:
The link (Art & Ecology ) is located at the top of the ArtsEdNet
A Brief Description
</bold>Art & Ecology is both a set of resources for teachers and an
on-line exhibition of contemporary ecological art. Each of the main
sections investigates artistic orientations, artworks, and community
and/or global issues along with historic, critical, and aesthetic
dimensions of art education, ecology, and interdisciplinary approaches
developing comprehensive DBAE curricula.
</bold><underline>Art and the Earth
</underline>Six photoessays examine ideas about art, interdependency,
and community. These essays cover historical information associated
with national and global issues connected to art and ecology.
<underline>Ecological Art Perspectives and Issues
</underline>Each of four sections--Environmental Design, Ecological
Design, Social Ecology, and Ecological Restoration-- examines broad
philosophical perspectives artists use to produce contemporary
<underline>Art and Ecology Curriculum Integration
</underline>Here you will find guidelines and teacher stories about
integrating art and ecology in the classroom.
<underline>Ecological Art Gallery
<underline>Selected Readings for Students and Teachers
</underline>Selected readings cover a range of books for students and
teachers on a variety of environmental, social, and cultural issues and
from different subject areas.<underline>
Here you will find links to Web sites around the world related to art
and ecology. We invite you to submit annotated links to Web sites you
think we should add to our list.
<underline>Conversations About Teaching Contemporary Ecological Art
</underline>Join us for a series of three online discussions, held from
September 20 to December 051997. Ecological artist Lynne Hull will be
participating throughout the fall.
You are invited to join one or all of the three discussions that focus
on contemporary ecological art, community environmental issues, and
interdisciplinary curriculum organization.
Teachers and students are participating from The University of British
University of Arizona State, Ohio State University, State University of
York, and Texas Tech University. I hope you will join the
September 15 - October 13, 1997
Art and Earthly Matters
Topic: Contemporary Ecological Art, Community Ecological Issues, and
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum
How can we involve kids in the art of their community that has
a tie to the
How do artists and educators understand contemporary ecological
How has your community addressed ecological issues,
traditionally and in
Panel #1 Lynne Hull, artist; Ron Hirschi, ecologist/author; Mary
Sheridan, art teacher moderated by Don Krug
October 13 - December 5, 1997
Ecological Art Perspectives and Issues
Topic: Artists, Art, and Ecological Issues
How do artists identify and act to resolve local and global
through their artwork?
How does the process of contemporary ecological art making
differ from the
process of traditional studio art?
What ecological issues are important in your community?
Panel #2 Lynne Hull, artist; Ron Hirschi, ecologist/author; Mary
Sheridan, art teacher moderated by Don Krug
September 22 - December 5, 1997
Art and Ecology Curriculum Integration
Topic: Action-oriented Inquiry and Telecommunications
How are human designed spaces part of an ecological system?
How can teachers work collaboratively to conduct inquiry about
How can we help make one time visits or brief "art" experiences
some kind of on-going way for students?
What approaches do you use to teach about life-centered issues
How can technology be used to conduct inquiry about art and
Panel #3: Elizabeth Garber, University of Arizona State; Rita Irwin,
The University of British Columbia; Karen Kiefer-Boyd, Texas Tech
University; Kristin Rauch, State University of New York at New Palz;
moderated by Don Krug, The Ohio State University.
If you would like to contribute questions to this section, please send
them to Don Krug via e-mail: krug7
We hope you will participate in these online discussions either by:
1. email - by joining the ArtsEdNet Talk email discussion group.
2. the Web copies of all messages sent to ArtsEdNet Talk are posted on
this Web site in the ArtsEdNet Talk Archive
I hope to talk to you on ArtsEdNet.
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210