SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2013

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All Levels Travel with SchoolArts Nancy Walkup W e are excited to announce that SchoolArts is again collaborating with CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Materials to offer two amazing travel opportunities to Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the summer of 2014. This past summer, a terrific group of educators attended from all over the country. Together we met incredible artists, participated in hands-on activities, attended presentations, enjoyed museum visits, and more. Our interaction with native guest speakers and artists added a phenomenal level of authenticity and richness to the experience. These exciting activities are again part of the 2014 itineraries. Desert Divas: Influential Women Artists and Patrons of the Southwest, July 3–10, 2014 The stunning New Mexico landscape has attracted artists and patrons to the Santa Fe and Taos regions for years, including many remarkable women. From the spectacular blackware pottery of Maria Martinez and the paintings of Pablita Velarde, to the brilliant canvases of Georgia O'Keeffe The 2013 group visiting the home of Taos potter, Dawning Pollen. and contemporary sculptures of Roxanne Swentzell, these artists have had a profound impact on the art world. Other innovative women such as Mabel Dodge Luhan, Millicent Rogers, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright were also at the artistic forefront, creating a living legacy in the arts through their patronage and museum development. We'll explore the fascinating lives and legacies of these "desert divas" and become immersed in artistic brilliance! Folk Art Extravaganza, July 10–14, 2014 Folk Art Extravaganza will take you to the the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market for four days of amazing multicultural experiences. According to creative director, Judith Espinar, "The focus is always the same, which is to bring the world together to celebrate world culture, and to do everything we can to keep it on the face of the earth." Though not originally intended as a development project, this annual event has impacted the lives of the artists and their villages and cooperatives by creating a sustainable venue for their wares. Many of these vendors come from regions where there has been no other way to make a living. The success stories are amazing. There is no better opportunity to go "around the world in a weekend." We will meet and work with folk artists and create a number of hands-on projects related to the work we see, working in an open-studio fashion. We'll do our best in both seminars to provide the most outstanding professional development experience you've ever had. Please join us! For more details and to register, visit www.crizmac.com/travel.cfm. 38 November 2013 SchoolArts

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