Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Different Approach

Well I've made enough posts lately about protestors, tear gas, and riot gear. It looks like these Oregon folks might take a different, more gentle and creative approach.

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — "A city council member in an Oregon town noted for its Shakespeare festival and its occasional dustups over public nudity plans a showing in his art gallery of nude portraits and conceptual art involving naked people. For gallery-goers as well, clothing will be optional — even though it's winter in Ashland, a small college town on the California borderCouncil member Eric Navickas is opposed to a possible ban on public nudity in the town. Nudity is legal in Ashland, except in the city center and public parks, where people are required to cover their genitals. 'We feel that the nude ban is not only an attack on freedom of expression but also an attack on the human body itself,' Navickas said. 'We wanted to have a show to celebrate the nude body and differentiate the nude body from anything indecent.' "
Source: LA TIMES

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