Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hanging in a tent in Dignity Village?


What’s Your Sign is Ensminger’s series addressing the dehumanization of homeless individuals. Wickham’s small portraits of found furniture reference memory and stories, and haunt in their personified elements. Blue sky Gallery receives General Support funding from RACC.

What is the RACC?
RACC is funded in part by local, regional, state and federal governments to provide grants to artists and operating support to art organizations in the tri-county region.

So your tax dollars are going to fund pictures of homeless guys. But they need new tax money "for the children."

12 comments:

Big Mike Lewis said...

I saw a guy the other day sitting at a corner with a sign sitting in front of him while surfing the web on his laptop.

Anonymous said...

Let's start a petition to initiate a program whereby the "artist" has to prove that the taxpayer funds that he/she/it is receiving will be beneficial to the public in general. We can add a line or two in the law that states that the artist mus regularly bathe as well.

BEAR said...

Careful what you wish for, anon 4:18, Maplethorpe's filth was paid for with tax dollars!!

Daniel said...

They should also have to take a drug test...

I invented the mullet said...

"...[S]itting at a corner with a sign sitting in front of him while surfing the web on his laptop."

Whaaat?! Oh, well wait, he's got to earn the money to pay his AOL account somehow, doesn't he? Sheesh, Big Mike, how can you be so insensitive?

Khaldun said...

All of you who hate art and the homeless couldn't have asked for a better event to b**** about.

This is too funny.

Big Mike Lewis said...

Will work for DSL...

Anonymous said...

suomynona, and you've got better things to b**** about right? Why are you posting here then? That's a bit hypocritical, isn't it?

Khaldun said...

suomynona, and you've got better things to b**** about right? Why are you posting here then? That's a bit hypocritical, isn't it?

I think you've confused yourself there, tex. If I too hated the homeless for being homeless and detested art because I personally have no use for it, then condemned you all for having the same view, that would be hypocritical.

Here's an idea. Why don't you get out and spend some quality time at an art museum after you've had lunch with a couple of homeless folks. Once you are off that throne of yours, then come talk to me about being a hypocrite.

Rooster55 said...

Why would he need an AOL account. He could have a wireless nic which would give him an internet connection by leaching off of someone's T1...Wardriving they call it, but war walking may be more appropriate to this case.

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