Oregon Art Center Rejects Dick and Jane January 17, 2014 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art, Exhibits – Tags: Censorship
Talk about watching Dick and Jane run into the 21st century
The piece is called “School Days” and it was submitted to the Emerald Art Center monthly members’ show by Linda Cunningham.
Cunningham created the assemblage in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre.
The center rejected the piece deeming it “too controversial” and “inappropriate.”
Cunnigham said she:
did this piece because of my feelings about Sandy Hook and all the little children and teachers who were killed there…Here we are, a year later, and nothing has been done to prevent gun violence,…I say, what’s controversial about not killing children?
The National Coalition Against Censorship is on the case and has sent this letter to board.
Story at The Register-Guard: Message not received: Artist challenges art center’s rejection of ‘controversial’ depiction