Visual arts

Dear Editor:The only reason jaws were dropping in unison was because this "disaster," as Mr. Christon calls community services director Thad Phillips, was not asking for more money. ("Who Will Lead the Art Movement?", 6/6/11) More money for art that a very large majority of Downey citizens don't care about. Of course we have a small vocal group that likes to think they are special because they know something about art. They will set their pet projects in front of us and dare us not to be impressed. Our collective breath of fresh air will come when we stop getting pounded with taxes to support some of the ugly, nasty pieces that pass for art today. "Visual iconography"? Yawn. --Kenneth Stallcup, Downey

********** Published: June 9, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 8