Thursday, September 22, 2011

War On Art

Ann Arbor City Council members heard an outpouring of support for the city's Percent For Art Program Monday night — a protest to a proposal to cut back its funding. Six different speakers lined up to voice their support for the public art program that was first approved by the City Council four years ago and since has faced repeated attacks. "It's true that we could live in any number of dull cities that would just take care of our basic needs, and they'd probably be cheaper to live in, too, But instead, we've chosen to live in a city that has a pulse and a soul," said Mark Tucker, who teaches art at the University of Michigan. Read the story.

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