Item #1 (With a bullet.)
The forum is set to be a panel discussion and runs sixty minutes. Beginning at 5:30 pm and scheduled to end at 6:30 pm, this talk will allow participants to head out early in the evening—however, I can’t imagine an hour being enough time to really tackle this subject, particularly given the Jackson Hole late-arrival trademark. At this writing the Blog is unclear as to whether this discussion will deal with perceived censorship issues within Jackson, or with censorship in the world at large. Maybe both.
Whatever the focus, it’s a convenient and welcome chance for creative persona to bring censorship’s causes and repercussions to light.
The irony of censorship is that when a show or artist is censored their particular spotlight only burns brighter. And usually, as we’ve seen in Jackson, the entity doing the censoring gets much more negative attention than the art in question.
Figure of Speech: Censorship in the Arts will be held in Artspace’s Main Gallery. Panel members include reps from writing, dancing, theatrical and visual arts.
A reminder that Lee Carlman Riddell and Ed Riddell are guiding a photography and painting workshop to Tuscany, Italy this spring. The trip begins April 29, 2010 and concludes a week or so later, on May 5.
Ed Riddell has details about the trip on his website, www.edwardriddell.com. You can also visit Lee’s website, www.leeriddell.com. Lee is represented locally by Trio Fine Art. A previous post on this blog has more details regarding fees and application processes; do a search using key words “Riddell,” “workshop” or “Tuscany” and the post should appear.