Today's blog post was written by Sharon McCawley, a current docent at the Museum who moved to Santa Fe three years ago from Los Angeles. She was an educational therapist and the Coordinator for the Arts Program for her school specializing in drama, opera, dance, playwriting, and visual arts.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES !
VISIT AND INTERACT WITH
HORIZONS : PEOPLE & PLACE IN 20TH CENTURY NEW MEXICAN ART
FREDERICK HAMMERSLEY: TO PAINT WITHOUT THINKING
PATRICK NAGATANI : INVENTED REALITIES
Ladies and Gentleman and Children of All Ages – a fun-filled program of creative and challenging entertainments is at your fingertips if you are willing to take a chance at the resource, or really the game centers at the New Mexico Museum of Art Galleries.
Step right up! Don't be shy!
Meet our Ringmasters – Rebecca Aubin, Head of Education and Visitor Experience, and
Chris Nail, Museum Educator/Volunteer Coordinator – who are presenting you with active, creative, and provoking experiences. Enjoy your museum in an innovative atmosphere.
Become as worthy an artist as anyone you see on any wall or read in any book.
First of all, participate in our STEAM PROGRAMS every Sunday throughout June, July, and August. Be sure not to miss STEAM Community Day, Sunday, August 26th, 2018 from noon to 4 o'clock.
Go on scavenger hunts, make art, play Bingo, learn how the artists you view have learned to use STEAM, just like you.
STEAM is an acronym:
Just like SCUBA and RADAR. Do you know what the letters represent? Can you think of other acronyms?
Locate a work of art which triggers a story. Create a narrative which explains the content . Write down the story and draw what you anticipate will happen next.
Then go on to view the deliberately staged photographs of PATRICK NAGATANI. You should try to interpret the meaning of RADIOACTIVE REDS by identifying the characters, the action, the context, and the story. Nagatani uses super saturated color as an acknowledgment to the healing power of color in the application of CHROMOTHERAPY. Red is a particularly symbolic color for ripeness, blood, anger, debt, fire, and emergency. Also symbolic is the application of light with its references to blindness, illumination, and radiation, as a cause and a cure for disease. Choose red or any other color you respond to and write a color poem which reacts to all your senses. Nagatani was of Japanese heritage and was devoted to traditions such as composing haiku, a three line poem of five, seven, and five syllables. Write your own; it is quite easy and calming.
Such soft sounds and sights
Refresh our spirits and soothe
The sphere we trouble.
We can apply STEAM technology to modernize this sequence. There does exist a modern sequence called DSK:
Dvorak (nothing to do with the composer)
This is what it looks like:
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AOEUIDHTNS- (home row)
; QJKXBMWVZ ( slowest row)
It's supposed to use 60% less finger motion and reduce repetitive stress injuries.
What would Hammersley have thought? What do you think?