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>P.S. I forgot, we have Faith Ringgold, too!
>----- 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)