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Wayne Andrews

Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

County pulls YAC funds

Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)

Art show interference sets troubling precedent

Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

Art controversy results in big crowds

Scratch and Sniff, an art show planned for Tuesday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was moved suddenly after urging of city officials. The controversy resulted in larger than expected crowds at the art reception. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

Arts Council raising funds for free art camp

To help children get art year round and for free, the Arts council is reaching out for crowd funding help on the internet. To learn how to donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/Art-Camp-for-City-Children (July 5, 2011, Page 6)

YAC improves financial footing

The arts council began its first endowed fund with a $10,000 donation and plans to continue to expand the fund in coming years. (July 1, 2011, Page 14A)

Senco named top bartender

Chris Senco won Best Bartender in Oxford after a contest this summer gave 18 local bartenders votes and money was raised for the Food Pantry and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (June 15, 2011, Page 3)

Place a vote for your favorite bartender

A $1 ballot will not only give your favorite bartender a chance to be named the best in Oxford but will also help support the local arts council and Pantry. The event begins today and more information can be found at www.oxfordarts.com (May 17, 2011, Page 3)

Plentiful plantings for Powerhouse

The grim gravel greeting visitors to the Powerhouse Community Arts Center will soon be replaced with a sculpture garden and numerous trees and landscaping. The $40,000 project will start this summer. (May 11, 2011, Page 2)

For Your Consideration

Artists in a variety of forms are showing off their art at this weekend’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Their pieces are on display for judges, and aren’t necessarily part of the vendors’ wares around the Square. Take a closer look at some of the entries and what the artists are trying to do in the Oxford Living feature that reminds Double Decker attendees that they can cast a ballot in the People’s Choice category as well as take a look at the juried entries. (April 29, 2011, Page 1B)

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