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The Shape of Things

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Have you woken up in the middle of the night, fretting over what you will teach on that last day of school? I am frequently awake from 2:00 to 5:00 a.m. with my restless, anxious mind performing its m ...

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Leaving Their Marks

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The end of my art students’ four years is fast approaching and discussion turns to a reflection of their experiences in the building. I tell them, “This has been your building for several ...

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Curator’s Corner

May Day Late

Monday, May 6, 2019 | Karl Cole

Being a painter of landscapes and cityscapes myself, I’m always eager to share with you little landscape gems that come to my attention. Since I missed May Day with this post, this bouncy little ...

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Editor's Letter

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

I didn’t realize how frugal my grandmother was until I was well into adulthood. She made most of her own clothes and then used the scraps to make us Raggedy Ann dolls, stick horses, other soft t ...

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Through Their Eyes

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Gillian J. Furniss

In 2017, the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery in Mississippi State University showcased photography by local children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a group art exhibition, Through Their Eyes. Co ...

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Soda Birds

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Rita Roberts

If you are like me, you’re always in search of art ideas to inspire creativity within your classroom—ideas that will allow your students to experience something new, projects that can be m ...

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Dismantled Robots

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Melody Weintraub

As art teachers, sometimes it doesn't take much to inspire us. In my case, it took our school’s tech team leaving behind my classroom’s dismantled wireless router in a trash bin. After dig ...

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Flash Fashion

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Nicole D. Brisco

I walk into the classroom, and I see students getting out their projects. Supplies are moving, and the class is on track to producing great works of art. This is the description of most days in my art ...

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Curator’s Corner

Earth Appreciation Month II

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Karl Cole

There is nothing I like more than the colors of nature awakening to spring. I especially love the arrays of greens that are seen in the grass, foliage, and trees. To celebrate Earth Appreciation Month ...

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Curator’s Corner

An April Birthday Boy

Monday, April 29, 2019 | Karl Cole

Antoine Vollon, known primarily for his excellent still-life paintings, had a birthday on April 23rd. In the glory days of the annual academic Salon in Paris (1760s–1890s)—when the self-ap ...

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Curator’s Corner

Earth Appreciation Month

Friday, April 26, 2019 | Karl Cole

What better way to celebrate Earth Month than to show you paintings by an American Impressionist who celebrated the beauty of nature through COLOR. To be totally honest, I had never heard of Enneking ...

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Curator’s Corner

Respect for History

Friday, April 19, 2019 | Karl Cole

Never underestimate the aesthetic power of an ancient culture’s art. That can certainly be said of the stranglehold ancient Greek and Roman culture has had on Western art since the Renaissance ( ...

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Curator’s Corner

Gem of the Month: Rogelio Polesello

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Karl Cole

“Argentinian Modernism” is not really a term bandied around at any length in surveys of modernism of the mid- to late 1900s. The truth is, the development of modernist art movements in Cen ...

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SchoolArts Room

Recollective Echo: A Curatorial Program Exhibition at the Coe Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

This year’s Hands-On Curatorial Program exhibition, Recollective Echo, opens to the public May 10, 5-7pm.  ...

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SchoolArts Room

Netiquette Essentials for Minding Your Manners

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Scott Steinberg's Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World gives good guidelines for conducting ourselves online: ...

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SchoolArts Room

Sustainability: The May 2019 SchoolArts

Friday, April 5, 2019 | Nancy Walkup

Traditionally the Peruvian ch’ullu (hat) is a symbol of authority. Making the ch’ullu from recycled plastic represents the larger community leadership role of protecting the future. ...

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