Betty Bowen wrote: > > >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. > >I'm in. > >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)
When I proposed the idea about a book, I really was serious. However, I
cannot do it all on my own (actually, I probably could, but not at this
time). Anyway, I feel that the artists represented should be well
known. Should they be as famous as Picasso or Van Gogh? No, but they
should be established artists whose work has played a role or has made a
contribution to the art world for at least the last 60 years or so.
Preferably, I would like to use living artists, but that really doesn't
matter. Female or male, adult or child, any medium will do (and yes
there should be a large variety including computer generated and video).
The artist doesn't have to be from the state (or country) you live in,
or teach in. I just thought that would be fun (and those of us who do
live close to NYC have an advantage).
I guesss a good way to get started is for everyone interested to e-mail
me personally at fromkinr with the artist they have
chosen, and the medium they work in, and I'll see how many people
respond and take it from there.
I would love to be able to do this electronically, but am not capable
yet to do so (skillwise). I also think we should try to get this
published and split the millions (think big).