Sunday, October 14, 2007


My folks bought me this mug more than 10 years ago, and it always reminds me of being a kid and seeing the work of Fred Babb at a small gallery/store called What Iz Art? No one since Picasso had shown me that art didn't have to be boring paintings of wealthy old white men and their families. His work is colorful, fun, "outsider," and incredibly inspirational.

The mug reads...
Art is one of the few things left worth doing.
Remember as a child how important art was to you - and how it satisfied you, and how you've learned over the years that it saisfies you still. What other activity - or thing - or place can make this claim?
Art and music are the drugs of choice for millions of kids. If we expect them to just say no to a chemical high - we must recognize the healing alternative... their own creativity. Demand and support the real anti-drug program, ARTS IN EDUCATION.

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