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"Marfa's Youngest Art" has been created to showcase the children and the artwork created at Marfa Elementary School in Marfa, TX. All of the art classes are taught by artist-teachers through a program called SITES - Studio in the Elementary School.

Marfa is one of the premier "art towns" in America. The county and school district, however, are extremely poor with 60% of the children living in poverty. Therefore, there is no public funding of art classes in the elementary school.

The art classes are about art and so much more. They introduce and/or reinforce information from other topic areas. They inspire imagination, dreams. They deal with problem solving. And most of all, they are intended to promote a positive self-image for each child.

SITES is the sole focus of Marfa Studio for Arts (MSA), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The program is dependent on grants and donations. Every donation is appreciated.


About the Author

Vilis Inde
vilisinde Marfa, Texas, United States

Vilis Inde operates inde/jacobs gallery in Marfa. The gallery presents work on paper by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and othe Chinati related artists. It also presents work by Erika Blumenfeld, David Hirschi, Hadi Tabatabai, and Eric Tillinghast. A new gallery space will open in 2009, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune of Sweden.
Inde and his partner own and operate Stay marfa - nightly apartment rentals. See:
Inde practiced law in New York (Carter, Ledyard & Milburn) and Minnesota and has written "Art in the Courtroom" (Praeger 1989). This book objectively summarizes five art trials of the late 20th century.
Vilis lives in Marfa, Texas with his partner Tom Jacobs presents a online investment newsletter called "Complete Value Investor".

Publish Date  April 30, 2009

Dimensions  Small Square  80 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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