Just try a little harder!

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Walking around Nocturne last night, I witnessed a similarly disturbing phenomenon from both sides of the coin—intolerance. From uninitiated students and members of the general public, there were comments ranging from “Oh, i guess this is art?” to homophobic statements about performers, to actively ignoring the art in the vicinity. Then there were the members of the elite art-speak crowd who sat in small groups and actively sneered at the work that wasn't “good enough” and avoided the “common people.” Can't we all just try a little harder? General public: art is very, very good for you. You might just learn something about yourself or the world if you stop dismissing it. Intellectual elite: the only way to change this town is to try and share the art with not only your peers but the general public too. Let's all try and get along. —Keeping the Peace

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