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Arts institute aims to activate brains

...Education Consortium.Karen Stomberg, a retired Fairbanks art teacher who is the lead teacher working through AAEC to coordinate...the others' knee.The owner of the bent knee, Kayhi art teacher Louise Kern, who was lying on the floor, proclaimed...
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Painting the town

...colored paint, they slowly covered the massive panels that would eventually equal one complete mural. Anna Widman, art teacher at Nikiski High School, conceptualized the mural. She intends to organize a series of community inclusive art projects...
Work should start soon on Tlingit tribal house

...tribal house. Traditionally it would be a clan house," said master carver Gordon Greenwald, a retired Hoonah shop and art teacher, is leading the carving effort."They're only building one and we needed to represent the four original Huna clans...
Positive notes: School board meeting starts off with musical performance

...the public took the three minutes of allotted time during meeting to make their voices heard. Soldotna Middle School Art teacher Andrea Eggleston, shared with the board her support of team Spartan. She said although much of the staff is more than...

...series. It is a free event.Nichols received some of his early art training in school in Muscle Shoals from local art teacher Jean Schulman.Schulman said she maintained a connection with Nichols as he progressed in his professional career and...
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'I am an artist'

...high school students who worked together to create the mural, composed of seven 4-by-8-foot sheets of plywood. Art teacher Anna Widman and Seward-based mural artist Justine Pechuzal presented the mural to the school Friday morning. Widman...

...because it's fun. If you draw more, then you draw better," first-grader Addy Baxter said.Skyview School Art Teacher Yvonne Holland invited Mirocha, whose work has been featured in children's books, advertising and exhibits, to...
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Classes spark passion for Ketchikan glass artists few supplies and tools are available locally.That aspect of glass art has been an obstacle Ketchikan High School art teacher Louise Kern has worked hard to overcome in her desire to give her students the chance to try glass art.She said she...
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Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Photos: Painting the town

McKenna Leighton, a sixth-grader, works on a large mural project Monday afternoon at Nikiski Middle-High School. The mural's theme ties together the school and the community. Students under the guidance of art teacher Anna Widman and mural artist Justine Pechuzal of Seward have been sketching ideas and began painting this week. The finished work will be presented to the school Friday.


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