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Artist Jennie Shanker spent a year and a half on a project: experimenting with Marcellus Shale as a material for sculpting.
Marcellus Shale is a rock formation at the center of controversy over the extraction of its vast reserves of natural gas, called “fracking.”
By transforming this sedimentary rock into a usable clay and ceramic, Shanker looks to “unpack the social, economic and health concerns that have divided communities concerned about drilling for natural gas,” according to an artist statement from her current show, The Marcellus Clay Experiment, at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.
The show, on view through April…
For Immediate Release
January 8, 2013
(Philadelphia, PA) Lynne Horoschak, graduate program director for the MA in Art Education with an emphasis in special populations, has been invited by a Chicago-area school district to lead a staff development workshop focused on best practices for teaching art to students with special needs.
Horoschak will visit the Centennial Consolidated School District 64 Art Department on February 8, 2013. Staff will share current approaches used in the district and receive feedback for improvement, as well as engage in discussion of current trends and special education law as it applies to art education.