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Re: wow

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Roseau (mikelr)
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 08:10:43 -0500

>fellow artsnetdigest art teacher here...
>you surprised me, all right!
>an artist, hm? and you are not looking for money.
>how totally refreshing!
>nice to meet you.
>mary-pat clemens
>k-6 art teacher
>st. rita school
>upstate, ny

You must be thinking of someone else - I want make money, and plenty of it.
Actually, I've managed to do quite well in that department and I don't want
to give any of it to shiftless grant-sucking "artists".

My family is the bluest of blue collar - my father never graduated from
high school, my mother was pregnant at 19. I was the first ever in my
family to attend college. I paid my full ride through school byt working
part-time jobs and taking out loans (all of which I repayed). No one owes
me the opportunity to be an artist. In fact, an artist's right to fail is
absolutely critical to the health of the arts.

Artists righteously intone that they will never sell out, and then turn
around and grovel for grants. It would be laughable if the effects of such
hypocrisy weren't so percicious.


Mike Reed