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Writing in Response to Art

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Writing in Response to Art

Featuring the writings of 48 sixth-grade students from Duncan, Empire and Marlow Middle Schools during the 2013-14 academic year, “Writing in Response to Art” highlights their selected favorites. Instructed by Dr. Nathan Brown, students were inspired to write about art in our Garis Gallery of the American West.

 

Proceeds from the sales of these books benefit the program, now known as “Saddle Up and Write.”

Writing in Response to Art 2013-2014 edition

 

Featuring the writings of 48 sixth-grade students from Duncan, Empire and Marlow Middle Schools during the 2013-14 academic year, “Writing in Response to Art” highlights their selected favorites. Instructed by Dr. Nathan Brown, students were inspired to write about art in our Garis Gallery of the American West.
Cover for this edition features a student writing about the Allan Houser bronze statue “Desert Flower” that is in the Garis Gallery of the American West.
Poems and short stories include titles such as, “Hunting” by Ian McEntire; “Terra” by Stella Gilbreth; “Sunset Proposal” by Jerron Ray Beck; “What are Boys Good For?” by Elizabeth Knabe; “Anothre Day” by Maci Gann; and one of our favorites, “Titan vs. T-Rex” by Anakin Cornwall.
Here’s Gilbreth’s poem, “Terra.” Art: “Grand Teton, Wyoming” by Alexander Dzigurski (1911-1995).

Dzigurski, Alexander_Grand Tetons, WY_2374

 

The sun, Apollo.
It blazed dawn on the many peaks of my mountains. 
On the Himalayas, cold and piercing, But warm and soft on the Rockies.
The trees, I could feel them slowly digging in their roots, little by little.
The wind that scoured my skin, rustle their gold foliage of autumn. Rivers flowed down from lakes and ponds, tugging at the rock.
The sea was a cool oasis amid the heat.

Oh, how I despise mankind.
They dig into me with their sharp tools and try to discover my secrets. They take what gifts I have given them.
But not only do they take them, they take them and transform them into things that make me weak and sick.
But this signals fast ingenuity.

Yes, they are very smart, but not smarter than me.
No matter how many acrid pollutions they make,
they will never kill me.
For I am,
Mother Earth!”

 

Writers in this edition are:
Duncan – Tanner Bidigare, Karli Blalock, Elissa Carmona, Vanessa Cassidy, Gentry Cox, Cole Doughty, Hayley Dyer, Stella Gilbreth, Cassie Gonzalez, Kelsie Harrel, Phillip Holloway, Ian McEntire, Anna Kate McMurran, Cambry May, Nathan Maytubby, Evan Moore, Jillian Orr, Dustin Popejoy, Makinzy Pratt, Aralis Ramirez, Mary Redhead, Kiara Rogers, Avery Wilson, Hailey L. Zetterberg.
Empire – Jerron Ray Beck, Payton Booth, Kiersten Collins, Anakin Cornwall, Chandler Kennedy, Elizabeth Knabe, Isabella Rhodes, Kylie Rouse, Carrie Sanders, Jacobi Thompson.
Marlow – Colbey Calloway, Chassidy Dixon, Malachi Eveland, Carissa Finley, Maci Gann, Joshua McMains, Macoy Wade Ramsey, Alli Riddle, Skylar Grace Schnedorf, Megan Scraper, Makenzie Terrell, Valhana Woods.
Pictures of the students participating in the program, along with information about the program, the upcoming summer exhibit of 2014 and more are included. This is a great gift for relatives or if your child has lost their copy.

 

About the program.

In 2010, the Heritage Center launched this creative writing program and students worked with award-winning writer/poet, Nathan Brown, to journal their responses to the art featured in our Garis Gallery of the American West. Each group visited the museum twice during the school year. They selected their favorite writings and those are included in this publication. At the time of this book being published in 2014, Brown had published eight books. Since then, he has published 14 books. He holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma. He also is a former Oklahoma Poet Laureate and travels the country for teaching and performing assignments.

Investment in our youth

Proceeds from the sales of these books benefit the program, now known as “Saddle Up and Write.” Program is made possible through funding by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center members. We encourage you to contribute today. This is an investment in our community, our culture, our future and our past.

 

Spiral bound, cardstock cover, 64 pages. 2013-14 edition.

Shipping Weight

Weight 0.29375 lbs

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