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Upon the visit of Alice Neel:

Alice Neel's value to the campus was the giving a feeling of her life style to those listening and being with her during the four days she was at Bloomsburg State College. She did not demonstrate how to paint nor did she have any easy solutions that would help the beginning painter. She merely showed, through her unreserved nature, the qualities that help produce the painter she is today.
For most is an uneasing delight in seeing art forms of all kinds either with slides or in reality, and her unhesitatingly commenting on everything seen. Through this comes the second of her qualities, that is a thorough knowledge of the plan of the History of Art in relation to contemporary art of our day. Then the enquisitiveness of her nature extended to other fields such as politics and the conditions of man which like the Wheel of Life bring Alice Neel back to her painting--that of the conditions of man.

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