These are the latest comments
about some of my work within the last year.
A few older comments follow
Drawing is for Everyone
"The art show is up at the museum
and looks really nice. The museum decided to buy four student pieces for
their permanent childrens' collection. The children still ask when you
are coming back. They really enjoyed having you with them."- Charlene,
Art Teacher I worked with during an artist residency sponsored and paid
for by Columbus Museum (2003).
A thank you letter to the museum
from a student:
"Dear Columbus Museum,
I would like to thank you all
for sending Mrs. Cook to our school. She taught us a lot of things. We
showed her good behavior. I would like to thank you for paying for Mrs.
Cook's trip. She was the best. If I had a job I would pay you back. But
thanks for everything." -Tyeisha
An Arts Association Program-
Nature Arts Camp at MacCarthy Farm
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Mountain
Arts Association (2003)
Megan, Tyler and I want to thank
you and Deborah for the wonderful experiences and art activities last week.....they
have painted and decorated blank canvas totes with fabric markers to take
all of their treasures back home to Tampa....they listed in their nature
journals all of the experiences they had at camp as well as at our cabin
on the river...also included the snapshots we took ........thanks again
for everything."- Ellza
Deborah MacCarthy and I co-developed
the Nature Arts Camp. When I sent her some photos of the children:
"I just welled up with pure
joy when I opened those pics. Thank you so much for taking and sending
them. I sent some to my husband with subject headline: MY DAY AT THE OFFICE."
"That's wonderful. The
pics bring the program to life. Angie, I really admire how you continue
to add value to the project. Thanks." -Deborah MacCarthy when she
saw the slide show that BRMAA's webmaster, Carol Ann Tindell, posted on
the site from the pictures I sent her.
Great work on the sketch!
People really love it and they're starting to get a feel for what the place
is going to stand for and be..... I really do think we have a winner here.
Thank you for your hard work on this Angie, it is very much appreciated!....
PS. Log home people are chomping
at the bit to have their name stamped on this. This is largely due
to your work."
Everybody loves the sketches!!! Seeing them finished gives me so much appreciation for what you do and the way you handled all this. Because of your talent and personality you made the process so much fun and easy. Anytime you had something new to show me I was eager to get up there and see it! And I don't think, I know you have a future in this kind of business. Melody can't believe that you captured my vision the way you have. You have connected me to my dream and all can say is you are a Godsend. Your family and friends should be very proud of you!
God bless you always,
The price you charge for your
artwork is always fair!" - Rusty
Art Product- Living Life Chart
"That is so fabulous, and could
be the basis for a self help book for creative women! Wow, that just knocks
my socks off, Angie!" -Martha
May 15, 1987 ...The
Mental Health clients loved your presentation and most especially you.
They are begging for your return...
Coordinator of Blue Ridge Mountain
May 9, 1988 ...the parents
and teachers alike appreciated your presentation at our P.T.O. meeting
last week. Your creativity flows and magnetizes. The love of
art and the recognition of their own artistic skills that you have inspired
in children makes us all grateful...
P.T.O. Chairperson and Parent
Exhibit and Arts Involvement
November 16, 1988
On behalf of the membership and Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Mountain
Arts Association, we wish to thank you for your untiring efforts to offer
artistic opportunities to our community. In particular the Tolkien
Exhibit is an excellent example of your fine work both with our students
and for our community...
President of Blue Ridge Mountain
Mural Core Group Project-
- Student Response
1995-96 Artist Residency-Fannin
...I think that our mural is
very beautiful and it looks like artists did the whole thing...
...every time I look at the
picture I see I am a part of it. I feel great about our mural...
I love the mural it is very
pretty, and we could have never done this without you... It looked odd
at first but over time it started taking shape...
...I feel special that I got
to be a part of a core group in painting a wall, and I also enjoy the art
class after school. I plan to be an artist... I now know what art
really means to me.
Student Exhibit-Artist Residency-News
February 16, 1997
...Her quiet manner and ease in communicating with children, coupled with
her artistic talent, produced artwork from the Kindergarten through fourth
grade that, in many ways, rivaled student art at much higher levels...
The Carroll Star News
Community Presentation and
The Sertomans were attending
the regular monthly breakfast gathering of the civic organization...Though
the attendees numbered only a few, the information they received regarding
the value and educational effects of art in the classroom was well worth
their early-morning rising... Cook, serving as Artist-In-Residence at
T.E.S.... outlined her thoughts on why it is important for school children
to be exposed to art...
The Temple Times
Elementary-Carroll County-Student Response
We have enjoyed you coming
for this 6 weeks. We wish you could stay for 100 more years...
Daniel (4th grade)
Artist Residency-Temple Elementary-Carroll
Thank you for teaching me how
to draw in 3-D. I am starting to feel like an artist.
Daniel (3rd grade)
Artist Residency-Carroll County
April 2, 1997 ...The
quality of projects and art works the students produced was something we
were very proud of and so different from typical elementary school artworks.
Your expertise and guidance gave them the skills needed to produce works
they can cherish, and more importantly, you gave them the self-confidence
to produce art....
Quest Teacher and Community
Coordinator for the Residency
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