Wednesday, July 26, 2006
It offends thee?
A week or so ago a person using the men's bathroom told a member of the Chamber of Commerce they felt Ken's painting in the Chamberpot Gallery could be viewed as blasphemous. A few days later the painting was ripped off the wall, damaged and tossed in the trash. It is too much of a coincidence to believe that it was anything other than a deliberate act. It is always sad that any artist's work is damaged, but even more so if some self-appointed arbiter of morality attempted to regulate what others think and believe, see and depict. To vandalize a persons work because one does not agree with it not only goes against the very foundation of democracy and the constitution of this country, but is a criminal act against the artist and the free society in which we live.
In regards to the radio show. My nightmare about doing it lasted longer than the actual interview LOL! I think it went well, but will never know since it isn't a local radio show and I will never hear it. I think we were on 5 minutes and I sqeezed in "hello, loo with a view, got paper, thankyou goodbye" :)
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