Friday, October 16, 2009

Bingo Vigilantes

A woman's art show in Bakersfield has been vandalized after a bingo group sharing the hall complained about the nudity on display.
After she hung some of the initial art, the Tuesday night bingo group complained, she said. So (curator Nyoka) Jameson took sheets of plastic to the hall at 2801 F St. the next day and covered up the pieces she thought would be most offensive. Apparently that wasn’t enough, she said.

On Saturday, when Jameson returned to the hall, she was horrified when she entered the building.

The plastic had been removed from several pieces. Some of the art was missing from the walls and others were missing from the building entirely. She found some of the art stuffed into the equipment closet, and one large piece in the bathroom.

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