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Marsha KIng on thu 2 dec 04


Hello, all --

I am writing on behalf of the Genesee Pottery in Rochester, New York. The Pottery is one of the two programs of The Genesee Center for Arts and Education, a not-for-profit community arts education center.

We are (very preliminarily) considering the possibility of developing a website covering ongoing ceramic events/education for Western New York. This would pull together information and links from community arts, academia, museums, galleries, and more.

Does anyone know of websites similar to this that are already in existence in other areas of the U.S.? And in particular, any contact information for the people that run those sites? We are also interested in potential leads for where we might find grants for such a project.

Thanks for any help that anyone can give.
:)
Marsha King


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Debra Anderson on tue 7 dec 04


On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:43:24 -0800, Marsha KIng
wrote:

>Hello, all --
>
>I am writing on behalf of the Genesee Pottery in Rochester, New
York. The Pottery is one of the two programs of The Genesee Center
for Arts and Education, a not-for-profit community arts education
center.
>
>We are (very preliminarily) considering the possibility of developing a
website covering ongoing ceramic events/education for Western New
York. This would pull together information and links from community
arts, academia, museums, galleries, and more.
>
>Does anyone know of websites similar to this that are already in
existence in other areas of the U.S.? And in particular, any contact
information for the people that run those sites? We are also interested
in potential leads for where we might find grants for such a project.
>
>Thanks for any help that anyone can give.
>:)
>Marsha King
>
>
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Hi Marsha,

I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce myself and
some of the craft education initiatives I'm currently working on and
resources available that may be a great fit for Genesee Pottery and
The Genesee Center for Arts and Education.

I'm originally from Croton-on-Hudson, NY, but now I work in Baltimore,
MD. I work for The Rosen Group, publishers of AmericanStyle and
NICHE magazine, producers of the Buyers Market of American Craft,
and producers of Crafting an AmericanStyle: The East, a documentary
on the rich history of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

The documentary has been aired on over 80 public television stations,
and I'm working on inviting more tv program directors to air the video
as well. I've been to Rochester once before while driving to Geneseo,
and have heard about the great Art Walks the city has to offer residents
and tourists alike.

I'm excited to hear about the Genesee Pottery and The Genesee
Center for Arts and Education and would like to learn more about the
programs offered (I checked the web site a bit). In the past couple of
months I have traveled to several arts education association
conferences introducing Crafting an AmericanStyle: The East to arts
educators. It was well received by art instructors, especially ceramists.
I'd like to invite you to share this documentary with the Genesee
Center and Genesee Pottery and encourage instructors to incorporate
the 60 minute video as part of their curriculum to introduce students to
the rich history of American craft and learn from contemporary master
craft makers who talk about how they make a living making art!

I'd also like to introduce 50 States: Are You One of 50? a lesson
plan project based on Crafting an AmericanStyle: The East where arts
educators from each of the 50 states are invited to screen the video,
develop an age appropriate lesson plan, and submit the lesson plan
to be considered for our web site
http://www.craftinganamericanstyle.com. 50 lesson plans will be
selected and posted on the web site for all arts educators to download
for free. If you know of any art instructor who may be interested in
participating in 50 States: Are You One of 50?, I can be reached at
Debraa@rosengrp.com or 410.889.2933 x222. The project will be
presented at the National Art Education Association 2005 Convention
in Boston, MA in March.

I also plan to begin an online discussion board on
http://www.CraftinganAmericanStyle specifically for arts educators.
This would be a great web site to tie into your resource section of the
Genesee Pottery web site and for arts educators to share lesson
plans, ideas, and resources. Also http://www.AmericanStyle.com has
a whole listing of museums, galleries, art events, and more. I also
moderate an online discussion forum for the craft community:
http://www.AmericanCraftForum.com. We have over 1,300 members,
including artists, retailers, and organizations.

I look forward to hearing from you to discuss these opportunities for
our organizations to promote craft education.

-Debra-


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