Last weekend we shared comments by Georgia Amar, a co-founder of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, criticizing Denver's public arts program. And readers were quick to respond. Says Russ Wright:
Art is subjective. You, I and everyone else has an opinion on what they like or dislike. Personally I have liked a lot of the public art I have seen in Denver the 28 years I have lived here. I have actually submitted a few times to some projects in the past, and I think that the process seems a bit wacky.
Your rant here seems a bit self-serving, and I lost all respect for your views when you used the word "crap" to describe projects that talented individuals created and had the courage to display in a public forum. Describing any art as "crap" is a weak response to anyone"s work. If you don't like the work that's out there, feel free to create something better.
But then there's this from Jeff Weston:
Spot on. Informed and intelligent with ways to improve. This is by far the best comment from a reader I have ever read. Let this woman choose the art.
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What do you think of this state's public arts programs? Read Georgia Amar's original critique here, and then share your own thoughts.