|Aluminum wire armature for Celebration|
I especially remember one art project, making wire sculptures with baling wire. One of my particularly dyslexic students made an amazing football player carrying a football, all out of wire, and he was so pleased, and so was I! I think of that when making the armatures for various sculptures, though mine now are far more simple (skeletal supports only) than those made by my high school class. The Arts, in any form,can make an incredible difference to the different, the students for whom traditional academics are dazing and confusing and inaccessible. I urge us all to support alternative forms of education - special arts and sciences high schools, home-schooling, the full spectrum of possibility, that all students may realize success in any form and go on to productive and happy lives. To those I encountered and enjoyed at Memorial Hall, I salute you!