Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Free Speech Card

My friend and client, Bend artist Mare Schelz (Bonfire Glass Tile), just posted this video. She and a friend produced the clip - and a series of original silk-screened T-shirts - as part of a free speech project inspired by the Dixie Chicks-like protest by a team of women representing the United States at the world bridge championships in Shanghai last month. Thank goodness for the librarians, musicians, and yes, even bridge players who value truly American values, such as freedom of speech, above their own personal comfort and convenience. Agree? Disagree? Either way, it's our right and privilege to express freely what we think and feel.

Read the 11/14 New York Times article, "Anti-Bush Sign Has Bridge World in an Uproar"

It looks like Mare's still working getting her website up, but in the meantime, you can contact her at

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