Tuesday, September 03, 2013

40 Years Ago

   I was curious so I compared the names of the artists in the catalog of the 2013 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition to those in 1973. I found seven names listed in both. Richard Colburn, Ron Gallas, Mike Hazard, Larry (Laurence) Hofmann, Rod Massey, David Thompson and me.  There were 286 artists in 1973 and 340 in 2013. Considering that at least half of the artists in 2013 weren't even born in 1973, that means that about 7 out of about 170 were "repeat offenders", not a bad percentage.

   Either we've stood the test of time, or are just too stubborn to know when to quit.

By Professor Batty


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