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The Coe Center for the Arts: A Hidden Gem in Santa Fe

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Today the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association was given an enlightening tour of their collection by Director Rachel Wixom. The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts is a hidden gem in Santa Fe that more p ...

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Reused

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Karl Cole

I read a very disturbing article recently, which stated that a large percentage of the clothes we could donate for reuse ends up in landfills. This is disturbing because a lot of the materials do not ...

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An Awesome "Find"

Monday, April 9, 2018 | Karl Cole

In the annals of art history—and I mean the standard art history texts used for high school and college—obviously thousands of significant artists are left out. Well, as I’ve said be ...

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Fun & Games

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Georgia O’Keeffe, Grandma Moses, the Statue of Liberty. These are just a few of the characters I’ve impersonated as an art teacher. As with many things I have done at school, no one else w ...

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A Breath of Spring

Monday, April 2, 2018 | Karl Cole

What better way to celebrate the beginning of April than to see COLOR. Kenneth Noland’s (1924–2010) painting named for this month makes me think of blue skies with a bright sun and the sme ...

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National Women's (Art) History Month II

Monday, March 26, 2018 | Karl Cole

I like to feature pioneering women during National Women’s (Art) History Month. The arts are obviously no exception to the fields in which women have pioneered and excelled. This is as true in J ...

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National Women's (Art) History Month

Monday, March 19, 2018 | Karl Cole

It took a heck of a lot of work, but after World War II (1939–1945) a group of artists yanked the US away from the love of “all things past” toward modern design. Many of these artis ...

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National Plant a Flower Day

Friday, March 9, 2018 | Karl Cole

Not only is it National Women’s [Art] History Month, but Monday is National Plant a Flower Day. Due to the two major nor’easters that have rocked the Northeast, I would like to feature a h ...

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Construction/Deconstruction

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

At first glance, it may be difficult to say if the building pictured here is being constructed or taken down. It is an on-going construction project, part of an Earthship Biotecture community north an ...

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The Receptive Eye

Monday, March 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

Every now and then one comes across an artist who tends to get bypassed in art history books. Obviously, those books can’t cover every artist that participated in significant art movements. So, ...

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Happy African American [Art] History Month IV

Monday, February 26, 2018 | Karl Cole

One of the avenues of expression in the flourishing of African American art since the Harlem Renaissance (ca. 1920s–1940) has been the exploration of subject matter concerning the contemporary B ...

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The Treasures of Three Rivers Petroglyphs

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

On our way home from a trip to Austin, we drove up the middle of New Mexico to visit the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, located north of Tularosa. It has outstanding examples of prehistoric rock a ...

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Happy African American [Art] History Month III

Monday, February 19, 2018 | Karl Cole

Whenever you’ve got a massive case of the “sads” in winter, it’s always helpful to seek color to give you a lift. What am I saying? Even if you don’t have a case of the s ...

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Getting STEAMY with SchoolArts Magazine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

This past summer, I came across Ophelia, the fanciful octopus depicted here, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. The Alaska SeaLife Center is dedicated to marine research, education, and m ...

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Happy African American [Art] History Month II

Monday, February 12, 2018 | Karl Cole

Let us not forget that African American artists have existed since the founding of America. Unfortunately, they were not colonists, but forced here as slaves on Dutch, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and ...

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Happy African American [Art] History Month

Monday, February 5, 2018 | Karl Cole

I have decided to apply officially to change the name of one of this month’s official designations to include African American Art History Month (although I haven’t really). When ...

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