How might we go about creating more mass awareness of the vital
importance of art to humanity?
people, my answer is this: pick a day and call it “jesse helms day”.
everyone will wear only brown, gray or black clothing with black arm
bands or ribbons, no jewelry, no bright spots of color - no color
period. every art museum will post a black bordered notice on its
door announcing, “we are closed in honor of anti-nea jesse helms and
his anti-art supporters”. all galleries, establishments dealing in
art, jewelry stores, display windows, 'art in public places’
projects, schools, public and private ‘homes’, will cover every
display, painting, sculpture, with black cloth - tarps on large
sculptures outside. public radio (the ears must be fed as well as
the eyes) and television, npr, pbs will run membership drives with
only black and white programs, documentaries, history.
and that, people, might - or might not - give the jesse helms of
this country a taste of what they ‘think’ they want their world to
be: as dull and colorless as they themselves.
people, life is not black and white nor does ‘one size fits all’;
color and shape it to fit YOU!