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Having fun at Oktoberfest


I took a holiday, not to Munich, but to the little town of Mount Angel, Oregon. It’s their 51st year of celebrating Oktoberfest. They are really into it: 3 beer halls with entertainment and lots of good food that benefits local schools, churches, etc. I didn’t eat all day so what does every artist do? I ate dessert first! Then, of course, was beer. Back to making art tomorrow.

On the way to Mount Angel…


The first order of business…. then on to see how much Oompah music I can listen to. Note to self: Don’t try to drink the fox’s beer. She will bite.


Having fun.

Back home. All partied out on way too much Oompah music.

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What’s the Value of an Art Museum Field Trip?

Museum Field Trips have a lot value for school kids, according to the report by Anne Kraybill (September 16, 2013. Art Museum Teaching). Taking students to an art museum improves critical thinking skills, increases appreciation and understanding of history and tolerance of alternative ideas.

For more detail, see The Educational Value of Field Trips by Jay P. Greene, Daniel H. Bowen and Brian Kisida.