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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 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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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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Drawn by Curiosity: El Rito, New Mexico

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

One of the things we love about New Mexico is the diversity of art and cultures. Driving around you never know what you might find. We were interested in going to El Rito, a tiny town not far from Geo ...

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Join SchoolArts Magazine and CRIZMAC for Tres Culturas in Santa Fe and Taos

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

Stevie Mack and I invite you to join us and SchoolArts Magazine in Santa Fe and Taos in July. Experience the spectacular scenery of New Mexico and learn about the rich history and artistic vitali ...

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Cano's Castle: Outsider Art in Southern Colorado

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

This weekend my husband and I drove up to just across the border from New Mexico into Colorado, to Antonito and discovered Cano's Castle, just off the highway. I found in in Things to Do on TripAdviso ...

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Voices/Choices

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Nancy Walkup

How can we give our students more choices to find and express their individual voices through their art? And where can you find guidance to bring this about in your art room? Davis Publications, the p ...

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Mandala Sand Paintings by Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday we went to downtown Santa Fe to see a mandala sand painting in process by Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery. ...

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Visible/Invisible: The January 2018 SchoolArts

Friday, December 8, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

When I first wrote this, I was on a train headed home from the New Jersey Art Educators Conference, where I gave three presentations. This was part of a journey that involved planes, trains, and autom ...

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Looking for Signs and Symbols

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Nancy Walkup

Since I moved to New Mexico, I’ve been on a search for the signs and symbols of prehistoric Native American petroglyphs;are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incisin ...

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