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    Posted December 3, 2012 by
    paintingpoet
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    Douglasville, Georgia

    Voter Suppression painting creates controversy at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport

     
    My name is Vinnie Sherfield I’m an Artist here in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m currently exhibiting a painting called “VOTER SUPPRESSION” in a group Artist exhibit which is currently taking place at the Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta. That was until today! at which time I was asked by Airport Personnel to remove my painting from the Art exhibit because a couple passengers expressed their dislike for the Artwork. Not 10 or 20 passengers, not a hundred or more, but just simply a couple of passengers in one of the world’s largest airports. An airport that caters to thousands of people on a daily basis.

    As I was leaving the Airport today with my painting in hand, I was approached by numerous airport employees as they expressed their disbelief and discontent that the painting was being removed from the premises. Many employees seemed outraged as they felt strongly about the Art and pledged their support.

    Voter Suppression / The Painting: is not some nude or vulgar painting filled with a multitude of lewd jesters or body parts, but a painting, by a local artist in his attempt to show the struggles and the sacrifices associated with the COST OF FREEDOM.....AND THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE PRICE….

    If freedom truly exists in America today, then freedom of Speech certainly does not exist at Hartsfield Jackson Airport…

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