Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Whither Goest The Downtown Art Show?


“Well,” he says, in an exasperated combination of a sigh and frustration.

So this is the thanks we get.”

Exactly one week ago, we went out of our way to publish a glowing report on “an artistic breakthrough of enormous scale,”…. “a mobile, many-axled, two-faced, multi-panel mural” art exhibit, “erected smack-dab in the very heart of our signature venue.”  Right here in Brunswick, that is.

Giving as we are, our fully illustrated paean was a gracious free advertisement for the exhibit, and we’re confident, had inspired many to come from far and wide to view this one-of-a-kind, mixed-media grand offering. 

But now it’s gone, and those coming to see it will have to endure disappointment in addition to the frigid temperatures.  Will they ever trust Side again in such matters?  Only The Shadow knows.

All we can do at this point is try to find the mural, and see if we can convince local authorities to restore it to it’s prior location, where it was accessible to all, independent of their station in life and income.  Art novice or art elite, it was there for all to enjoy, breathing life into a listless winter landscape.

As to the disappointment of those who came only to find the mural had vanished, welcome to Brunswick, where disappointment is a staple of civic life.

1 comment:

  1. Why not ask LePage. Perhaps this went the way of the Labor Department mural and ended up in the old Times Record Building.