I want to thank a New Deal artist named Marguerite Zorach – whose art, supported by FDR’s “Socialist” policies, inspired me to adopt a financially, emotionally, and spiritually fulfilling career. However, I do support a bit of societal public standards in art – not unlike a movie ratings system – where small children aren’t exposed to say…Andres Serrano’s work “P!$s Christ” – a photo of a crucifix in urine (for me, it isn’t a sense of religious outrage, but just a general eww) without context. Then again, children understand art differently than adults, and might just point and giggle. A lot of art is truly in the eye of the beholder (like the painting in Lester’s cartoon), and a person’s appreciation of art styles may change with age and understanding. You can’t condemn an art program simply because you don’t like the art. I admit that many years passed before I could appreciate “Red Plank” by John McCracken and the works of Joan Miro.