May 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm #1534
On Friday, May 1, 2009, Through the Flower officially launched our K-12 Dinner Party Curriculum at the Statehouse in Santa Fe. Remarks were made by Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish and other political dignitaries, followed by a short speech by Judy Chicago briefly explaining the Curriculum. The event was attended by over 150 people including the entire Through the Flower board, museum professionals and education curators along with dozens of art teachers from around the state. What struck me most was not that this was a state function honoring an educational event ( although that in itself was significant), nor the well deserved remarks by our state officials introducing Judy Chicago, nor the inspiring speech by Judy Chicago herself. To me, what was most powerful was the rapt attention by the standing room only audience, some of whom had traveled considerable distances to attend the event. The full potential of the DPCP may not be immediately grasped, but I don’t think anyone missed the significance of the moment.
Judy KovlerMay 6, 2009 at 4:36 pm #1535
After the event Through the Flower received numerous congratulations which we appreciate and would like to share with the Forum.
The following is from Betsy Ehrenberg, art collector and founder of Santa Fe Glass Alliance
“Getting the thousands of educators to downloadthe files will generate another milestone – one where the “bloggers” and the “twitters” will facilitate this effort. Getting the real winners into the White House might not be your goal, but it might happen nevertheless.”
BetsyMay 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm #1536
From Patrice Emrie, president of the New Mexico chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The Curriculum launch was a huge success. You must feel so proud. The turnout was great, the show of support is just amazing. Judy, the footprint that you are making in this world is enlarging. How wonderful to share The Dinner Party and women’s history with a whole, new, young generation. Congratulations.
PatriceMay 7, 2009 at 11:26 am #1537
Judy Chicago presenting a Dinner Party book to New Mexico Lt. Governor Diane Denish in appreciation for her remarks and support.May 7, 2009 at 11:28 am #1541
Judy Chicago addresses the gathering of 150 people at the formal launch of the DPCP K-12 in the rotunda of the New Mexico State Capitol, attended by art professionals, museum curators, political dignitaries, the Board of Through the Flower and many art teachers from around New Mexico.May 7, 2009 at 11:29 am #1544
Senator Michael Sanchez, New Mexico State Senate majority leader, his wife, elementary school teacher, Lynne Sanchez, Judy Chicago and TTF Board President, Mary Ross Taylor.May 7, 2009 at 11:32 am #1546
Senator Michael Sanchez enthusiastically introduces Judy Chicago to the crowd assembled in the rotunda of the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, NM.May 7, 2009 at 11:34 am #1548
Stuart Ashman, Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, MC for the afternoon event with Judy Chicago.
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