I nominate Paul Stankard from my home state and area in NJ. Paul is an
incredible world renowned artist and a terrific person. He also spends
time at Rowan University teaching and sharing his enthusiasm for art and
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From: "Dianna" <dmammone>
To: "D. Sterner" <dsterner>, "'Getty'" <artsednet.edu>
Subject: Re: lessons on artists from states
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 22:43:27 -0400
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I nominate our own Harold Olejarez from the state of NJ. For years he has
enlightened us to think differently about performance and site art. He has
evolved embracing new technologies and is always eager to share and teach
with anyone about art. I'm proud he's in my state and in the newsgroup!
(from a devastated NJ suburb. Floyd was a killer)
----- Original Message -----
From: D. Sterner <dsterner>
To: 'Getty' <artsednet.edu>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 6:41 PM
Subject: RE: lessons on artists from states
> 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)