The word for Art is Community [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Editor-in-Chief: Luis Gottardi,
Senior Correspondent: Malcom Johnson,
Contributors: Maida Millan,
On behalf of MLKjr day... if you believe in something, you have a voice and a name... don't be afraid to use it. Excellent points, Luis. I would paint the Sistine Chapel remake for 15 grand. (or pay my divorce lawyer)
Well said, Luis! For those of us who don't libe in St. Pete, how do we find a listing of the murals so we can come see them?
there is a facebook page that has pictures of the murals and locations on them. i had to search in facebook to find it.
Hi Anonymous - Thanks, do you by any chance have a link to it?
Brenda, I will present that information here as soon as I can--- Luis.
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Ryan, I have not received any rebuttal. Send it and I'll read it.
Then I am glad I saved it in my iPhone notes - from Jan 22 @ 10:22PM:Well, to be fair, condescension was not even in the ballpark of what I was trying to communicate, rampant or otherwise.All I was trying to say is that, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, when you make art for public consumption, you have to put aside some of your own ego, motivations and aspirations if you hope to help a movement like this survive. Like it or not, there has to be a level of working within the system to change the system.I am an artist, and I am also born and raised here, and I have some level of understanding of the politics and the hurdles that a project like this encounters - and unfortunately for every one right way of getting it done, there are 10 ways that could halt it in it's tracks.Within an idealistic, perfect world - you are correct - art is pure and should not conform to anyone's standards of right or wrong - but we are not talking about that type of art - we are talking about art for public consumption, art that is seen by the masses and affects the community as a whole, and again, in my opinion, without some direction or unifying concept - left to just the artist's vision - there is a real chance of alienating those who have the power to make this stop and go away.Call me a cynic, call me short-sighted - but as it goes now - this movement is in danger of killing itself...sacrifice a bit of idealism for a dash of pragmatism and work within the system to change it - again - just my .02 and insisting there is nothing but love intended.
You have no clue what is going on in this city... you have no clue about the movement. You have not even completed your fish on the woomorial mural. And who the hell types up that much on an iphone??
art should always be left to the artist's vision. silly buttons.