An art ignoramus?

So, the recent News article would characterize non-supporters of the new public art policy as unsupportive of arts altogether.

So, the recent News article would characterize non-supporters of the new public art policy as unsupportive of arts altogether.  Making that connection is beyond my limited intelligence, but I am left wondering how I might view this new art; are those individuals quoted suggesting I stop my car in the roundabout to facilitate gazing, or do I park and wander into the center to ruminate there?  Driving safely negates admiring my new tax expenditure, thus I’m an art ignoramus? And my time and the environment do not benefit when I must travel to different locales to view individual examples of art (resulting in art unseen). Isn’t that the purpose of art galleries and collections?  Renaming the art policy as a “fee” instead of as a “tax” would resolve the issues, according to one of the interviewees. It’s sad when an art advocate parrots city hall in assuming we are that stupid.  I do want – and am willing to pay for – more art in this community, if the city would just give my poor wallet a break. Say! Could that be a factor influencing the discontent at large?  Funny how it is so crucial to further pillage a beleaguered public purse while ignoring the city hall escapades that drain cultural potential.Laurie Hoekstra