Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rock 'n Roll, the Opposites, & Our Greatest Hopes!--A Celebration, on Sunday, Aug. 24

I'm so glad that this exciting presentation will be taking place! It's an event not to be missed!

Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene Street, Manhattan
SUNDAY • AUGUST 24 • 2:30 PM
The Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company presents:Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Opposites, & Our Greatest Hopes—A Celebration! Why has rock 'n roll affected people so much? Singing & commenting on songs from the '50s and '60s to the present, the performers illustrate these sentences from an Aesthetic Realism lesson Eli Siegel gave to a rock musician: “Rock ‘n’ roll has the answer to people’s problem of, on the one hand, wanting to be very private and sad, and on the other, wanting to have something like sunlight and public force. Every person has to make a one of the most secret thing in him and the most public thing. Rock ‘n’ roll shows it can be done.”

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Shows Art and Science Are Related

As we approach the end of another school year, with many teachers and students less hopeful than ever about their purpose in the classroom, I want to tell educators about an important presentation on the success of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method. In it, my colleagues Rosemary Plumstead and Donita Elllison, teachers of science and art respectively, show how these two subjects, often seen as very separate, are deeply friendly to each other. Their talk is based on the central principle of Aesthetic Realism: "The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites." You can read an account of this powerful presentation by clicking on the following link: