Monday, March 05, 2007

The NEA Hoopla

From "Elements of Style" in The American Play by Suzan-Lori Parks:

the NEA hoopla
Overweight southern senators are easy targets. They too easily become focal points of all evil, allowing the arts community to WILLFULLY IGNORE our own bigotry, our own petty evils, our own intolerance which -- evil senators or no -- will be the death of the arts.


Anonymous said...

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the quote. I thought for sure I had read a post a couple months ago from you that took to task artists and grants, but I can't seem to find it searching your blog. Am I wrong, or did you delete it?

Scott Walters said...

Hmmm. I don't remember that, but it could be.

I take as a motto Matthew 7:3: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Artists spend a lot of time pointing at other people's motes...

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