Since the commissioning of the sculpture ow Lawrence ( China) Slaughter we have heard a range of suggestions by local citizens and friends and have requested some updates to the sculpture.
The children will be rendered in both African American and Caucasian. Many people remembered China wore a policeman’s cap, but we felt it covered too much of his face for proper clarity. His uniform has been updated for gloves and police insignia.
Below is a link to a very moving article written by Karl Paulnack (Dean of Ithaca Univ.-School of Music and Director of Music -Boston Conservatory, as well as advocate of the arts and experienced administrator).
He points out that music (and art) has always played an important time, especially in time of great social stress.
As a yet to be discovered” artist…i’ve wondered MANY times at exhibits & shows WHAT evil really lurks in the hearts (and minds) or an “Art Critic”….well…this article certainly helps me get a peek at the rationale and thought patterns of a few.
Thank you “ArtBusiness News” for going there for us……..
Melissa Hart teaches at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon. Her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Hemispheres and High Country News.