Posters announcing the censorship of images during
Open Studio were confiscated by SCAD authorities.
|A SCAD representative explains to a visitor why she has confiscated her flyer.|
"ATLANTA—The annual SCAD Open Studio Night will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. The event features more than 200 original works by SCAD students, faculty and alumni. The evening showcases the best of SCAD painting, photography, illustration, printmaking and sculpture. All work exhibited is available for sale. Guests also are invited to visit the university’s studio spaces and experience hands-on demonstrations by students.
Open Studio Night is free and open to the public, with complimentary on-site parking provided."There is a colloquial expression frequently associated with SCAD-sponsored events or exhibitions: The Pretty Police.
|A community member |
spreading the word
"Through censorship, the message that SCAD is sending to students is, 'To be successful, you must mitigate your work.'"
We must speak up, no matter how inconvenient. Send us your censored images and stories: firstname.lastname@example.org
|A flyer depicting a censored image taped to a work that was not censored.|
We are calling for the Pretty Police and SCAD's policy on administrative censorship to be suspended.