Images of September Eleven: The Images of September 11 Remind Me, as a Teacher of Art Teachers, of the Essential Role Our Work Plays in the Development of Children
Kent, Lori, School Arts
Art-making serves many functions in our individual and collective lives. For children living in downtown New York, the events of September 11, 2001, were horrific and unprecedented.
One result of the tragedy was an outpouring of images. Ten days after the event, I recorded the artwork of students, aged 4-7, and listened to their teacher's stories of how their lives were affected.
New Yorkers, in general, take in so much information through their eyes. Think of Times Square and the barrage of neon, gigantic advertisements, kinetic signs and NASDAQ's architecture as video screen. After the terrorist attack, New York City became visual in a more intimate sense. …
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Publication information: Article title: Images of September Eleven: The Images of September 11 Remind Me, as a Teacher of Art Teachers, of the Essential Role Our Work Plays in the Development of Children. Contributors: Kent, Lori - Author. Magazine title: School Arts. Volume: 101. Issue: 9 Publication date: May 2002. Page number: 26+. © 1999 Davis Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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