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One Million Bones ~ A Photo Set

(view slide show instead) “When we do something with our hands, it changes the way we feel, which changes the way we think, which changes the way we act.” • Carl Wilkens I know it’s a little after the fact, but I wanted to share…

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One Million Bones ~ A collective response to genocide and mass violence

Imagine a million bones placed on the National Mall in Washington DC.  Ever since I watched a video of Naomi Natale speak about her One Million Bones project in 2010, the image of one million bones in the National Mall has lingered in the back…

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Herring Portraits

On March 14th, artist Oliver Herring visited Oak Hall School in Gainesville along with art education faculty and students from the University of Florida. Students were given scissors and tape and challenged by Oliver to transform themselves using fragments of photos previously taken of them…

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Oliver Herring Visits UF Campus

Visiting Artist: Oliver Herring School of Art + Art History University of Florida March 11-15th, 2013 Internationally acclaimed artist, Oliver Herring, will visit the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History on March 11-15th. During his stay, Herring will present a public lecture…

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Heading to Texas for 2013 NAEA Conference

I’m happy to be getting “out of Dodge” for a few days this week to attend the 2013 National Art Education Association Conference in Fort Worth, Texas (March 7-10).   I’ll be presenting a session with Elizabeth Delacruz, Tricia Fuglestad and Ian Sands on “The Art…

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Revisiting Ian Sands, High School Art Teacher

Back in December of 2010, I posted a video and personal reflections of my visit to Ian Sands’ art classroom at Apex High School, in North Carolina. Recently, Dr. Leslie Gates at Millersville University (PA) showed the video of Ian’s classroom to her students and…

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Culture appropriation in the classroom

This morning I read a 2011 article by Lisa Hix titled “Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans” in Collector’s Weekly regarding fashion designers appropriating the cultural imagery of Native Americans, a practice that upsets Native Americans. Following is an excerpt…

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Looking at Art

A photo set dedicated to looking at art: (view slide show instead) The viewer completes the work of art. • Marcel Duchamp For an interesting dialogue on the value of repeated and prolonged looking at works of art, read James Elkins’ 2010 Essay on “How…

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Moving into new digs

After months of remodeling and putting a fresh coat of paint on the place,  I’m so glad to reopen the doors of Art Junction!  The redesign of this site has been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time.  I let it languish over…

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Images of Earth Day

Got up this morning and went through my usual routine of reading the local newspaper and then skimming my RSS feeds and Twitter stream. After coming across several reminders that today is Earth Day, I decided to join in and post an acknowledgement of the…

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