Ann Scango is recognized nationally for her creative 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional visual art work and sculpted creations. Scango says that she has two themes in mind when innovating a piece of art: the link between humans and the link between humanity and the environment.
One of Scango’s early influencers is the late Lady Bird Johnson, whom encouraged appreciation for the environment, especially among citizens of her home state of Texas. Scango began creating art drawings and projects as a child and this interest has followed her through much of her life. Today, she has formed an organization that empowers other female artists as well as herself to further develop ability in this mode of expression.
Ann Scango makes her home in the Austin, Texas area. Her work is formed from such implements including mulch, twigs and polyurethane foam that may further connect her to home.
A recent article by Ann Scango poses the question concerning the restrictive nature of art education in public schools across the country. She references educator, Dr. Mae Jemison. Scango is in agreement that school administrations need to develop a sense that the arts and science are close relatives or inter-related. Moreover, aside from a few sporadic instances of private school programs where art and science programs seem to be flourishing, for the most part, public schools face a challenge that starts with separating itself from the previous generation and its models for passing on knowledge.
The present calls for updating textbooks and teaching methods to reflect this close relationship between art and science. The end goal is to build a legacy that will be shared with successive generations of student bodies. Assume a long-term view, rather than a short-term view of programming, which means allocating a budget to cover multiple years of inter-related instruction. To Ann Scango, restrictive policies stifle children.