November 21, 2009

Pedagogy & The Wizard of Oz

Recieving the Ohio Art Education Association scholarship award for graduate students was a little surreal. I never looked at that man behind the curatain, but that is Mary Cassat, holding a baby, behind the podium. I'm working on a Masters degree in Art Education at CWRU. Dr. Karen Hutzel, OSU, is tying a black apron on me. The label on the apron reads: "Mr. Boyle Art Teacher". The Award means so much to me, giving the term "Life Long Learning" concrete validity. The help with tuition is also much appreciated.

November 20, 2009

Oscar Night

It was a fun night. Tim Rollins was the guest speaker. He is a wonderful NYC artist and art educator, who collaborates with urban disadvantaged youth to create amazing paintings based on literary sources. Tim Rollins K.O.S. (Kids Of Survival) is the name of his corporation formed with these young artists who now exhibit around the world.