Thursday, June 2, 2011
Our Governor has gotten a lot of ink and face time since November, and much of it ain't pretty. Perhaps you saw him opening his mouth on your local cable outlets. His anti-labor and anti-art rampage that he went on shortly after taking the reins of power at the Statehouse was, well, very embarrassing to our great state. Kill All Art? Well, in seventh grade, I did my part. I had GB, a wonderful art teacher, but just didn't get it. His projects were neat, but I struggled to be mediocre. In a memorable activity, he read us a LIFE Magazine story about the hermit and his goats living on Manana Island, near Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. After hearing the tale, we had to paint his portrait without seeing a picture of him. My picture wasn't too good, although I remember GB stopping by my table offering me advice with my coloring and shading, but I had fun on that project. I looked forward to art. I still do!