Monday, January 10, 2005

No Sketch Zone

WTVD, RALEIGH NC - Over the weekend at the North Carolina Museum of Art there were works by Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Degas and some Illanas. Julia Illana is a second grader who was visiting the popular exhibit there with her parents and was sketching the paintings in her notebook. . . A museum guard told Julia's parents that sketching was prohibited because the great masterpieces are copyright protected, a concept that young Julia did not understand until her mother explained the term. . .

Actually, the museum guard was mistaken. There was no copyright issue, and the museum apologizes and is telling artists to sketch away as long as they do not interrupt the flow of traffic in the always crowded gallery. Julia admits that she's not ready to show her artwork anyway. "I wouldn't publish my notebook with the sloppy writing," she giggled.


At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Norman Alers said...

Wishing you all the best!


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