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From Heart to Hand: Davis Publications Workshops at TAEA

Sunday, November 20, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

I'm just back from the TAEA conference in Dallas this year, where we offered 3 different hands-on workshops at the Davis Publications booth in the commercial exhibits. We presented one each for e ...

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Re-Connecting in Rhode Island

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

I'm back from a wonderful visit to the Rhode Island Art Education Association conference where I presented my favorite presentation, Art Saves Lives, about art-based social justice projects that art t ...

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Safety Pin Solidarity

Sunday, November 13, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Following the vote for Brexit, the EU referendum, in England, a safety pin campaign was launched encouraging the British pubic to wear them to show solidarity with immigrants. People are wearing them ...

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Revisiting a Family of Woodcarvers in Oaxaca

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Every time we go to Oaxaca, our trip would not be complete without visiting Augustin Cruz Prudencio and his family. ...

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Big Thinking about Structure

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Several years ago I had the opportunity to teach Chinese students at a winter camp in Beijing. We only had one day free for sightseeing and our hosts were determined that we would spend it seeing the ...

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Visiting a Legend in Oaxaca: Josefina Aguilar

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Josefina Aguilar is the matriarch of a family of artists and the first to gain recognition for her unique and colorful clay figures. I'm pretty sure I've been to her home every time I have visited Oax ...

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TAEA: Tops in Tennessee

Monday, October 24, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

I'm just back from the Tennessee Art Education Association Conference in Nashville where I connected with friends I made at the Tennessee Arts Academy this summer and made some wonderful new ones. The ...

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We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Cultural Center

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Another new addition to our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Tres Culturas experience next summer will be a visit to the Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. This center represents the Eight Northern Pueblos in N ...

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Porcelain in Pen: Inspiration from Chinese Porcelain Plates

Monday, October 17, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Celebrating cultures is a concept that helps broaden our understanding of our world. Especially given these complicated times, the arts, and particularly the visual arts, are vehicles that most wonder ...

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Walking in the Steps of Ancient Artists: Petroglyph National Monument

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Yesterday my husband and I went to Albuquerque to preview some new sites we will be visiting with our SchoolArts/CRIZMAC Tres Culturas: Exploring the Artistic Spirit of Santa Fe and Taos gro ...

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