> I am from Buffalo, New York and I can contribute watercolor artist Charles
> Birchfield. I have tried lessons on water color technique with behavioral
> and learning disorder students as Birchfield favored weather conditions in
> many paintings - but the angle I like best is defining "Pattern" as he
> worked for a wallpaper company in Buffalo. The pattern approach puts good
> use to all those wallpaper sample books that are available for F R E E.
> I look forward to the results of this effort. It is a great idea!
> Also: Photographer, Cindy Sherman studied art in Buffalo and was one of
> founders of Hallwalls.
> P L U S: It's great to get away from all the "Dead European White Guys"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-artsednet.edu
> [owner-artsednet.edu]On Behalf Of Betty Bowen
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 12:57 PM
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re:lessons on artists
> >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
> 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)
> women? Nationally famous or do we care? (I don't) Or an assortment of
> 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)