Sunday, May 15, 2011

Freeport, Maine for Art and Controversy

Who knew the art world could be so contentious? First we had the governor demanding a mural depicting the working history of Maine be removed from the walls at the Department of Labor. The reason? Apparently a couple of managers took offense to the depictions of workers looking downtrodden. Really? Then improve their lot on your own and we wouldn't need a Department of Labor now would we? (OK, off the soapbox.)

Well, now we have more in that same line with a local art gallery owner and artist stating the mural wasn't all that good anyway.

The best way to figure this out? As art historian Daniel Kany says, 'Come see for yourself'. Art works by the artist whose mural was removed are on display at Thomas Mosher Furniture on Main St. And art works by many other artists are on display at the Frost Gully Gallery on Rt 1 north, about a mile from downtown Freeport.

We're also displaying some local art works on the walls in the dining room.

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast 178 Main St Freeport, Maine 04032

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