Dear Friends in Art Education:
Craig Roland (Florida Art Ed Professor - and creator of @rt Room) posted
this to Getty ArtsEdNet:
A reminder that the PBS series Art:21 starts next week. This program covers
the work of contemporary artists. As some of you already know there is a
fantastic companion web site for the series that has lesson plans, student
projects, a teacher's guide that you can download and more. Check it out at:
The first two episodes are on next week. Check your TV guide.
Don't miss this program!
a brief description taken from the Art:21 website:
Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century is the only series on television to
focus exclusively on contemporary art, and it uses the medium to provide an
experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit.
Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at
work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear
their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of
achieving their artistic visions. The underlying philosophy of this project
is that contemporary American art can be of real interest to a national
audience. By making contemporary art more accessible, the series affords
viewers and students the opportunity to discover their own innate abilities
to understand contemporary art and to explore possibilities for creative
thinking and self-expression.
Craig Roland - Associate Professor of Art Education
School of Art and Art History - University of Florida
@rt room: http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room
art junction: http://www.artjunction.org
(from Judy) I do know that PBS allows you to tape these programs and show in
your classrooms. For how long that agreement lasts, I don't really know -
but if you are interesed, taht information is probably on the site. As with
many of their programs - they may be available to order on video tape.
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department