Sunday, December 21, 2008

To St. Augustine Street Artists

I'll admit that sometimes after 14 hours outside with Suvo's art I am literally "tired as a dog". I sometimes rely on a quick post and maybe a film clip. This clip is not a "filler". This clip is not posted to convince anyone of our aims. City officials and lower court judges have made up their mind that selling art is like "selling hotdogs". No, this clip is for the eight or nine artists who continue to show and sell their art in the nation's "oldest public space" (Native Americans excepted)

Fellow artists.......many times we feel put upon by the police.....the City Commission....the City Attorneys all hiding behind bushes and watching with binoculars to see that we do not let a tourist take home any of our art. We are not alone in this struggle as this clip will show. Their are kindred spirits throughout the country who know that the U.S. Constitutional Amendment number one was put there to protect us. The Bill of Rights was created to expand citizens rights and was put forth because our forefathers either had felt specific oppression from " "Mother England" or they could forsee future authority abusing these critical rights.

To the City of St.'s time to stop the harassment and the arrests of artists. The police have other things to do. To the merchants or citizens who disagree........we have never heard a word and frankly we do not know who you are. Got a conviction? Say it ......what is your beef with us?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Invitation From Quigley

Please attend the Quigley ARTY- PARTY AN EVENING.OF good cheerr.... endless music on the front porch from yours truly with an ecclectic gathering of musicians folk/country rock and GYPSY music, good food and decent SPIRITS at the humble home of QUIGLEY!
47 Grove Ave its the most killer ol two story house on the block!!(Just behind the Village Inn Restaurant on US 1- accross the Events Field)
FRIDAY NITE! December 19, 2008
@ Six PM till the cows come home!!!!!!!!!!! or so when we need to call it a nite so we can get to our respective places at the Plaza in fair health on the following AM!!!!!
bring snacks if ya can -I will be providing limited spirits and NEWCASTLE ALE!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Lost Cause?

Yes ,the harassment by the city of St. Augustine against visual artists has been outrageous and illegal. We lose our cases in the lower courts and are expected to give up our fight for rights that have already been affirmed by the higher courts. We are YOU!