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The Persistence of Mythology

Friday, December 9, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Way back when I was in high school, I took Latin as my foreign language (strongly encouraged by my biology teacher because she thought I should be a medical illustrator and thus needed to be able to u ...

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The Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival: Part Two

Sunday, December 4, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Part of the Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival was a student competition. The works created for this were all on display in the convention center as part of the festival. Perhaps these photos will give yo ...

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The Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival: Part One

Sunday, December 4, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

Today was the first time I've had a chance to go to the Santa Fe Recycled Art Festival as I was always teaching before at this time of year. We were making a quick scouting tour to get an overview fir ...

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Visiting Master Potters in Oaxaca

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Nancy Walkup

During our Days of the Dead Oaxaca trip with CRIZMAC, we visited the home of José García Antonio and his family. José uses clay from the soil of his village to crea ...

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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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