Would it be hardcopy or electronic resource? How could this be coordinated?
Would it be a one time publication or an annual event/award to honor an
artist in each state? If it were electronic, and annual, each year could
focus on a different theme or concept. That way we could explore diverse art
creations. Would each state's arts ed organization choose one artist and
accompanying lesson plan?
Sounds like an exciting but massive undertaking!
Lets hear from more of you.
-- Donalyn Heise
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>>Wouldn't it be wonderful if other states would honor their contemporary
> artists by designing lesson plans >around their work.
>>I think this is a great idea and maybe some people from the list can get
>>together, in all of our spare time (because we all have so much), and
>>compile a list of 1 artist from each state whose work we have chosen. A
>>lesson plan based upon that artist's work can then be written, and all
>>the information can be compiled into a contemporary art education book.
>>Ricki in NJ
>>I can use Barbara Kruger who was born in Newark
> Ok, Ricki, Count me in. So, what parameters should we use for choosing
> artists to represent our states? Somebody who still lives and works there to
> show the kids It Can Be Done and so it's not all "born there but now lives
> in New York?" (of course that's different for someplace so close as NJ) All
> women? Nationally famous or do we care? (I don't) Or an assortment of media
> so we don't end up with all word-artists or all painters or (sigh) all art
> professors? There are so many artists to choose from.
> Betty (in OK)