Sunday, September 06, 2009

Another Disturbing Art Center Story


Well I just recently heard another disturbing Art Center story. I promise I'm not seeking these stories out they just seem to be finding me.

I was at a show in Costa Mesa a few weekends ago and this young guy announced to everyone he was student at art Center. The cost of his education and about the connections he will make when he graduates. My response to that was, "Congratulations that's wonderful and Yes, I'm sure you will get your moneys worth. He then proceeded to boast how he has survived the intense treatment of his professors with pride and arrogance. Then proceeded to tell us a little story about one of them. He said, "One of his professors has a cane and if you do a piece of art he deems unacceptable or not worthy he will take the cane squash and crumple it up for the whole class to see. All the while degrading you and your work". At that moment I started shaking uncontrollably. All I could say was that's a wonderful person to have as a role model. I literally had to run away after that. I could see that he was completely enamoured with the guy and the fact that he had escaped the wrath. It seemed to give him such a sense of importance that it made me sick.

I understand the school of hard knocks but please I would be furious if I was paying top dollar for my child's education and she was being treated this way. Such a bad environment for learning.

Oh help us!

Painting: "City Watchmen" Who is watching over our children as we send them off to be educated.

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