Friday, April 27, 2018

TKC MUST SEE!!! MERRIAM, KANSAS RESIDENTS PUZZLED BY $105K FOR NEW 'PILE OF ROCKS' PUBLIC ART DISPLAY!!!



Funding for public art in the suburbs has proven controversial as budgets grow tighter and services are strained by rising populations and changing demographics.

To be fair, Merriam, Kansas has earned quite a bit of celebration for their recent foray into the public art world.



However . . .

THE LATEST ACTIONS OF THE MERRIAM, KANSAS PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE HAVE OUTRAGED RESIDENTS WHO WANT MORE DISCUSSION!!!

Here's the word from a citizen watchdog of this cozy nearby community:

Hey, TKC, take a look at the proposed new worm (SIC - It's a caterpillar actually) and pile of rocks that Merriam is considering as the next phase of public art funding. The art committee blindsided the city council by giving a presentation at the April 23 city council meeting withholding a photo of the proposed new art until the meeting. 

The art committee also didn't tell the council that they wanted them to give approval so they could begin negotiating with the artist. There were four yes votes, three no votes and one abstain. The council should have tabled a decision until they were given more that 15 minutes whether to approve negotiation of a contract on a $105,000 expenditure.

Like it or not, cash for local art adds up quickly.

So far Merriam, Kansas has spent $249,867 on public art. The latest effort will require $105,000 annually until 2020 for a grand total of $564,867.

Accordingly, the rush decision on this artsy pile of rocks has rightfully encountered community push back.

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Most of the people at the farmer's market think the "seeds" sculptures are stupid as well. They look like cherries and they seem to confuse most of the shoppers.

KC Picasso said...

Half a million bucks for disco balls, a corner stone and a pile of rocks?

Time to get into the art game!

Anonymous said...

The "still time" sculpture was nice and people like the historic mural. OTher than that, it has been a crapshoot.

Anonymous said...

That "art" is a scam and the people are being raped.

KC said...

^^^ +1

Anonymous said...

I hope they have better streets then we do in killa shitty otherwise they have a bow tie the clown for a mayor to! Lmao!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a rejected Farside cartoon.

Dex said...

Major scam and the "art committee" know it. Hope they take back the money. .

Anonymous said...

Looks like Eric Greitens’ brain.
Half assed and stupid.
At least it’s in Kansas and gets some respect.

Anonymous said...

I will do it for 35,000.00 And , make the butterfly flutter.

Anonymous said...

Stop crying 6:44, its over. You lose.

Roto' Rooter said...

Hey Merriam, city council

I've got a Floater, its kinda artsy' !!!

its in my Toilet currently, I'll take $275,000 for it, and i'll even deliver it to you !

Let me know Hurry while its still FRESH !!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. We think it sucks. No, it simply is not worth $105,000.
They need to seek a gift instead of trying to pull stunts like this garbage.

Anonymous said...

Whoever gave you the information that it would cost $105k annually is either a pathological liar trying to stir shit up, or just badly misinformed. There will be no recurring cost to this sculpture.

I wonder what other facts he made up. Tony, did you check any of it before publishing?

Gr said...

The cost for the public art is in the Merriam budget you d-bag. That was the whole point of the post. Go liok, it's posted on line.

https://www.merriam.org/agendacenter

Please go crawl back under your rock @9:20. YOU are the one spreading bad info.

Sorry your life didn't turn out the way you wanted.

Robert A Heinlein said...

Support for the arts -- merde! A government-supported artist is an incompetent whore!

Anonymous said...

The cost is justified if the artist is a member of a minority and makes the TV news, diversity sells.

Anonymous said...

Most artists are unemployed faggots and queers.