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From the Blog of Michael Roth

President, Wesleyan University

Posted: 07/11/2012 11:39 am http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-roth/jane-addams-education-and_b_1665027.html?view=print&comm_ref=false Creative Commons Attribution  4.0 license

Jane Addams portrait by Elaine Cimino from the ‘Women of Peace’ series

Giclee Prints  from the Women of Peace Series are available

Recently I’ve been reading early 20th century essays by Jane Addams, the dynamic activist, social reformer and anti-war crusader. Addams is best known as one of the founders of Hull House, a vital educational community center for civic engagement and neighborhood improvement in Chicago. Addams was a powerful force for democratic change in America, and she was also committed to the idea that education would serve democracy by allowing us to become more understanding of alternative points of view as we worked with one another.

Addams’ father rejected her wish to attend Smith College, where she had hoped to participate in the liberal arts education of her day. So, following intellectual success at seminary, she continued her education herself by studying some of the great works Western Culture has to offer. She also studied the industrial changes of her time, including the dramatic increases in extreme poverty and extreme wealth as the 19th century turned into the 20th (sound familiar?). But at some point she began to wonder if she was forever preparing herself for action instead of taking action. Had her education become a delaying tactic for dealing with the world? → Read more

 

Michael Heizer looked to find the right rock for 7 years

LOS ANGELES — The rock was the star as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art pulled the covers off artist Michael Heizer’s latest creation — a 340-ton boulder positioned to appear as though it’s floating in midair.

About a thousand people showed up under sunny skies in Los Angeles as the gigantic work titled “Levitated Mass” was unveiled Sunday on LACMA’s backyard, where it is intended to remain forever.

Its centerpiece is the two-story-tall chunk of granite that was hauled 105 miles from a Riverside rock quarry earlier this year. Since then, the rock has been carefully positioned above a 465-foot-long trench that museum visitors can stroll. → Read more

http://www.seanse.no/default.aspx?menu=180&id=153

THE WORLD´S FIRST INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ARTIST CONFERENCE SEANSE ART CENTER is proud to present the first international conference to focus on TEACHING ARTISTRY.   We invite artists, arts educators, administrators and interested professionals from all over the world to join us for an unprecedented three days of inquiry into this worldwide phenomenon, this rich opportunity, this growing trend.  WITH: ERIC BOOTH (USA), ANNA CUTLER(UNITED KINGDOM), GIGI ANTONI (USA), GRACE GACHOCHA (TANZANIA),  AMANDINA LIHAMBA (TANZANIA), HILARY EASTON (USA),  SARAH JOHNSON (USA), JUAN FELIPE MOLANO (COLOMBIA), JUAN ANTONIO CUELLAR (COLOMBIA), MARIT MOLTU (NORWAY), ANNE BAMFORD (UNITED KINGDOM), BRAD HASEMAN (AUSTRALIA), JOHANNES JONER (NORWAY) AND MARIT ULVUND (NORWAY)   The conference will take place at: The House of Literature August 29 -31, 2012 Oslo, Norway → Read more

I would love to attend these classes. If you can afford it you should do it. – The Constant Learner- Elaine Cimino

http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/prek-12/portfolio/arts-and-passion-driven-learning.html

What You Will Learn

Deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. Examine the role of engagement, connections, collaborations and communities in learning.

Presented in collaboration with The Silk Road Project Inc.

What You Will Learn

Deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. Examine the role of engagement, connections, collaborations and communities in learning. → Read more

press release

June 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT

Ovation And Americans For The Arts Kick Off $110,000 Innovation Grant Program Online Application Process Now Open http://www.americansforthearts.org/get_involved/membership/innovation.asp

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Continuing its quest to recognize the role artists play in revitalizing their communities, Ovation, the only network dedicated to art, artists and all forms of artistic storytelling, has partnered with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and has opened the online application process for its new national grant program, innOVATION. The online submission site, available at http://www.americansforthearts.org/get_involved/membership/innovation.asp , will be accepting applications for the inaugural innOVATION Grant Program until 5p.m. ET on July 31, 2012. → Read more

Watercolor Classes for all levels of experience are being offered by Elaine Cimino at the Highland Senior Center, Albuquerque, NM

Costs: 8 lessons for $75.00 You will keep the supplies. Instructor will supply paper. Payment Methods: Cash, Check, SASE in center office or Paypal ecimino10(at)gmail(dot)com Total cost is $100.00. In case of a class cancellation due to illness there will be one makeup class given that is dependent on facility availability. This class builds on the other classes offered in this series. Where: Highland Senior Center Dates: July 7th to August 25th Times: Saturday Mornings 10am – until Noon Other: 8 week class to learn how to paint with watercolors. The classes will concentrate on painting still-life of fruit, vegetables, flowers and other still life objects. The goal of the class will be to build a portfolio of your images that will contribute to a book of poetry, greeting cards and/or a calendar.

July 7th Begins a new session Scan UR Code to Register For Classes or http://borntodraw.wufoo.com/forms/m7x3r3/ The drop down window has class offerings

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Elaine Cimino Studios

Registration for Art Classes July through December 2012

at the Highland Senior Center

Please check a class and spark your creativity

o Learn Watercolor –July 7  – August 25th for 8 wks Cost: $75.00 o Pastel Workshop – September 22– October 27 for 6wks Cost: $65.00 o Drawing for the Holidays and Special Occasions- November 3 -December 15  for 6 wks Cost: $65.00

All Classes will be on Saturday mornings 10am – Noon

 

Method of payment

Cash, Check: Make payable to: Elaine Cimino Studios

Use SASE available at Senior Center Office

or use PayPal  http://www.paypal.com  for online payment

 

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Click  “send money” Button You will send to my email address

Please contact Elaine Cimino through this website

Thanks you for your interest!

Elaine Cimino Studios

Registration for Art Classes July through December 2012

at the North Valley Senior Center

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Please check a class and spark your creativity

o Learn Watercolor –July 17th  –September 11th for 8 wks Cost: $75.00 o Pastel Workshop – September 18th– October 30th for 6wks Cost: $65.00 o Drawing for the Holidays and Special Occasions- November 6th -December 18th  for 6 wks Cost: $65.00

All Classes will be on Tuesday Afternoons at 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Method of payment

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Cash, Check: Make payable to: Elaine Cimino Studios

Use SASE available at Senior Center Office

or use PayPal  http://www.paypal.com  for online payment

Instructions for PayPal, Go to PayPal website.

Click  “send money” Button You will send to my email address

Contact me through this website

No Experience Necessary

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Elaine Cimino, who taught college drawing and painting for 20 years, is offering watercolor lessons to 50+ adults. www.elaineciminostudios.com

Learn how to paint with watercolor, Learn sketching techniques, Color Theory for beginners, Color mixing, watercolor dry brush and wet brush techniques.

There is a $25 fee for art supplies Pick up a Material List at the Center for what to bring to class and if you include the materials fee with your registration Elaine will purchase supplies for you! Or you can pick up materials at Artisans Art Supply on MonteVista NE.  Call Elaine for any questions. Costs: 8 lessons for $75.00 You will keep the supplies. Instructor will supply paper. Total cost is $100.00. In case of a class cancellation due to illness there will be one makeup class given that is dependent on  facility availability. This class builds on the other classes offered in this series.

Where:     Highland Senior Center Dates:     May 12th to June 30th Times:     Saturday Mornings 10am – until Noon Other:     8 week class to learn how to paint with watercolors. The classes will concentrate on painting still-life of fruit, vegetables, flowers and other still life objects and landscape. The goal of the class will be to build a portfolio of your images that will contribute to a book of poetry, greeting cards and/or a calendar.

Art Class Registration Form

Watercolor Classes Highland Senior Center May – June

This oil painting resulted from a computer generated image that I designed for the Born to Draw Children’s Art Drawing Program. The computer image was to be a demo from the Matisse cut-out project that teach color and shape relationships to 3rd grade -6th grade children.

The composition of the piece had to fit an elongated format of the slab door without looking like a montage of two pictures juxtaposed.

There were objects changes from the original sketch.  The paint is drying now  and after completely dried I would like to apply to the painting a non-yellowing and UV protect varnish.  There is not enough time to do that and allow the painting to completely dry before the artist reception. The painting was completed on a slab door 30″ by 80″ in oil. The sides and back ofhte painting is stain natural and has a hand wax and polished finish.

I hope that whomever purchases “When Life Serves You Lemons…”  enjoys the painting for a very long time.