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LIBRARY IS NOT PLACE FOR NUDE ART

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Three cheers for the courageous Luke Ong for taking a public stand on his convictions. I am referring, of course, to the incident concerning the artwork at the Anderson Branch Library and Ong's sign in his front yard across the street warning parents about what their children might see there.

No doubt frontal nudity art has its place, but it isn't in a neighborhood library frequented by young children. And the walls of the library shouldn't be used as a "vehicle for teaching children the human body is nothing to be ashamed of." There are a lot of things people shouldn't be ashamed of, but they should not be publicly displayed to young children.The world is so full of a number of things worthy of Mr. Collett's brush and talent. Surely there were other subjects that wouldn't have been so offensive to so many, unless whomever makes those decisions was purposely trying to take a stand against the mores of this conservative community.

Eugenia Jensen

Salt Lake City