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Valley Kids is outdated

Dear Editor:My previous comments were in response to the uncharacteristic and seemingly narrow-minded views presented in the Valley Kids Art Show article (Aspen Times, Sept. 12). I apologize for their harshness, but I feel such shows represent nothing more than outdated conventions concerning the meaning and purpose of art.A young curators program however, could expose children to the possibilities of what art can be beyond those conventions by empowering them at a grassroots level. Instead of one sort of meaningless ritualistic show a year there could be several shows addressing an array of topics of their own innovation.Of course everyone has the right to make their own determination about the purpose of art, but employing an educated perspective is always more responsible.Kim DorsteSt. Louis


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