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?

1 comment:

  1. Thank God for the people who are willing to stand up and fight against injustice! The world is becoming full of sheep- willing to be led around and told what they can and cannot do!