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Pride in Place


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An innovative professional development art education collaboration between a museum, a school district, and a university, based on artists local to the community.

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Pride in Place

  1. 1. The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) is an art education institute that has been at the University of North Texas since 1990. Pride in Place: An Innovative Model for Collaboration between Museums and Schools North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts and The Wichita Falls Museum of Art
  2. 2. The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) is an art education institute that has been at the University of North Texas since 1990.
  3. 3. The Priddy Foundation, a family foundation in Wichita Falls, Texas, made all this possible.
  4. 4. NTIEVA provides professional development for art teachers and opportunities for research for CVAD graduate students, such as this recent effort with the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.
  5. 5. Artists Included in Pride in Place: Quintin Gonzalez Joe Bravo Luis Jimenez David Bates Robert Rauschenberg Elizabeth Alford Karl Umlauf Marion Coleman Wanda Ewalt Ralph Stearns Mary Stephens Jeannette Heiberger
  6. 6. Chicano 15, Quintin Gonzalez
  7. 7. Joe Bravo
  8. 8. Luis Jimenez
  9. 9. Catfish, David Bates
  10. 10. Robert Rauschenberg
  11. 11. Elizabeth Alford
  12. 12. Karl Umlauf
  13. 13. Texas Backroads, detail, Marion Coleman
  14. 14. Wanda Ewalt
  15. 15. Ralph Stearns
  16. 16. Ralph Stearns
  17. 17. Ralph Stearns
  18. 18. Mary Stephens
  19. 19. Mary Stephens
  20. 20. Jeannette Heiberger
  21. 21. Our four Wichita Falls art teachers, Carole Rose, Claire Ross, Audra Miller, and Pam Day, presented on our project, Pride in Place, at TAEA and at NAEA
  22. 22. Artist Ralph Stearns at one of the Two Teacher Workshops
  23. 23. Carol Rose Presenting on Karl Umlauf
  24. 24. Teacher Workshops
  25. 25. Hands-on Activities for Teacher Workshops
  26. 26. Hands-on Activities for Teacher Workshops
  27. 27. Nancy Walkup is also the editor of SchoolArts Magazine, published since 1901 for art teachers of students K-12.
  28. 28. Marion Coleman: Story Quilts
  29. 29. Memory, family stories, cultural history, and a world filled with color are the inspiration for Marion Coleman’s quilts. Mr. Felix Lindsey was a buffalo soldier from Wichita Falls.
  30. 30. Marion learned to sew from her grandmother. Her journey as an art quilter began ten years ago when she entered a quilting contest. She has won numerous awards and art residencies. Her quilts have been featured in several publications including O, Oprah Magazine, and SchoolArts.
  31. 31. Marion Coleman lived with her grandmother most of her childhood. She feels lucky to have stayed there; her grandmother taught her to quilt. Her teachers encouraged her to go to college. She was the first in her family to graduate from a university. Here is a quilt of Pearl, her stepmother.
  32. 32. Her quilts are amazing. At first glance, they appear to be paintings. Here is Faith Ringgold, famous artist and author of Tar Beach and other children’s picture books.
  33. 33. Notice the texture in the background on this quilt of DeeDee Bridgewater, actress and jazz singer.
  34. 34. It is hard to believe this is a quilt. It depicts Shelagh, a long time friend. Can you see all the stitched lines and pieces of fabric?
  35. 35. Marion Coleman’s grandmother and aunt.
  36. 36. Quilt of a boy with a skateboard.
  37. 37. Marion Coleman loves to use cultural themes in her quilts. Here is a quilt honoring Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend an all white elementary school in the south.
  38. 38. This quilt features Bessie Coleman, first Black female to get her pilot’s license.
  39. 39. This quilt is titled Waiting for the Freedom Train. Can you see the eyes in the background? What could those mean?
  40. 40. Buffalo Soldier depicts a member of the first peacetime all black regiment in the US army.
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