Friday, April 9, 2010
I'm Of A Mind Makes A Movie Shall We Dance In Praise Of Art
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
April IXth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I noticed on my tour with the Fulton School Staff that there was lots of art works by the kids in the halls. It was fabulous stuff really, mostly just free and clear art, rather than a certain form. So esoteric, but there was free expressionist as well. If the kids at Fulton & other schools could have open art competitions against eachother & the kids could download the artworks of their competitors & put them up in the hallways in a year round competition format, this would encourage togetherness & friendly art competition.
There could also be inter school competitions in neighbourhoods, say with junior & senior high & elementary kids all facing off against eachother. Even public, catholic & charter as well as private schools could engage in this battle. Then city wide grants could be given to kids in every school & the schools with the best grade average overall could then use that bit of funds to find ways in order to advertise and gauge annual private support dollars to keep their respective school open.
Without art we all lose a little part of ourselves. Art rules & if students get a reward for being creative, they may be able to come with artistic & unique ways for keeping the targeted schools (as well as any future targeted for closure schools) open.
My Awesome Newphews Are In Town This Weekend,
Source: The Art Gallery Of Alberta.