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Opinion - On Justifying Art


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BRAVO, Mr. Woell! You have certainly put into black and white the
thoughts of many artists, very much including myself, and have hit
the nail squarely on the head with your article.

How might we go about creating more mass awareness of the vital
importance of art to humanity? In my town Nascar is art, and
anything beyond that is greeted with a blank stare.

Christen Douglass


#2
   How might we go about creating more mass awareness of the vital
importance of art to humanity? 

What seems to work for scientists is hold a summit that includes
food, drink, and politicians. Show how art saves the world.

http://octs.osu.edu/images/NanoSummit/Presentations/Smalley-Dinner.ppt

Jeff Simkins
Microelectronics Engineer
Cincinnati, Ohio


#3
   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.

ive

people, life is not black and white nor does ‘one size fits all’;
color and shape it to fit YOU!