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ERIC Number: EJ1046808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
The Practice of an Artist Who Is Also an Arts Worker
Ambrose-Smith, Neal; Smith, Janue Quick-to-See
Art Education, v67 n2 p43-52 Mar 2014
This Instructional Resource relates the experiences of Native American artist Neal Ambrose-Smith, who views himself not only as an artist with a studio practice, but also as an "Arts Worker" who pursues learning new knowledge with his arts-related jobs. Painting, sculpting, and printmaking are only three areas of his studio practice. He is also a jeweler, photographer, musician, graphic designer, educator, and an independent professor. All of these professions require a broad range of skill sets and intellectual tools that include the process of critical thinking and creative problem solving. In this column, he gives a few examples of his favorite jobs: (1) Nontoxic art making; (2) Traveling, teaching, and running workshops; (3) Designing (in collaboration with co-author Janue Quick-to-See Smith) pictographs for the Denver Airport, Great Hall Terrazzo Floor; (4) Collaborating with Smith on a corn maze design for a Land Arts project; (5) Creating a Medicine Kite to be flown over the Montana Buffalo jumps; (6) Arts worker; and (7) Renaissance artist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Louisiana; Montana; New Mexico
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