Activities and opportunities to see and enjoy more around you – for yourself and/or your students.
View & Read: “Hagar” by Edmonia Lewis. One of the upcoming artists that Alveary students will study in 2022-23, Edmonia Lewis was a brilliant 19th century sculptor. This famous carved marble sculpture of Hagar from the Bible by her is 52 5⁄8 x 15 1⁄4 x 17 1⁄8 in. (133.6 x 38.8 x 43.4 cm.) and is currently housed in the Smithsonian museum. As a half native-American and half African-American sculptor, her work during the time she lived is even more extraordinary. Look closely at the sculpture (here are views from some different angles). What strikes you most? Perhaps try describing it to a friend this week. Consider reading the story of Hagar that inspired the work.
Listen: Perhaps winter still surrounds you, or perhaps you’re seeing the beginning of spring’s blue skies. Either way, soak in this cheerful jazz standard made especially famous by Ella Fitzgerald and her unparalleled scat singing.
Laugh: Sometimes words are hard–books are hard to understand, a student might struggle learning to read, ideas are hard to transform into intelligible letters, words, and sentences. So it’s good to remember that words can also be funny and fun. Puzzling over riddles yourself or sharing them with others is one way to enjoy the lighthearted sides of words–here are some to enjoy.
Share: What inspired you?
Stone Mirrors (a poetic biography of Edmonia Lewis)