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    Research a contemporary artist from the Art 21 PBS website at:http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/index.html.

    Make sure you include the following:

    Brief artist biography
    Discussion of the artist's overall "theme" or interests.
    Describe and evaluate one of the artist's works: title, material, size, year completed, subject matter, content, style.
    Discussion of the meaning of the work: What is the artist trying to say.
    Discussion of how the work of art reveals contemporary (current) concerns or interests?
    An image of the artwork you are describing

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    A. As you look at the biography part, please note that Mel Chin was born in Houston to Chinese parents in 1951. Because of his experience in ethnically diverse areas, he uses neighborhood themes in his works of art. In terms of formal education, Chin earned a BA from Peabody College in Tennessee. He also earned National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1988 and 1990 (http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/chin/index.html).

    B. When looking at his ...

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    This posting offers ideas about how to conduct research about contemporary art and artists.