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The artists inspiration for this highly educated heifer was to show a love of art and education. It shows different parts of education with The Arts standing out. We know reading, writing, math and science are very important, but the arts are equally important to the development of the whole person in our society today. We are becoming more and more visual. Our cow was to show art as important in education, said Ms. ONeill.
Artist Peggy ONeill is a secondary art instructor at Bishop Miege, and three of her Advanced Art Students helped design and paint smARTcow.edu.
This is one of my favorite pictures taken of my kids. We had gone to Kansas City for a elementary school storytelling festival and this sculpture was on the grounds. It was such a gorgeous day and the "theme" of the cow really fit with our purpose for being there which was to celebrate the arts in education.
The importance of the arts in education curriculum is seriously underestimated. I was never much of a sports player and neither were my kids, but we all were involved in the arts in one way or another while in school and outside of school.