Edie, thank you for making the corrections. Sin City Gallery has written letters to the editors of many national publications whose plagiarism was so blatant.
The gallery did not bother to respond to the articles in The Sun or The Weekly as we assumed that the reporter who wrote these initial reports would have covered the lectures and a follow-up story would have balanced the initial reports.
When it discovered the National Center for the Victims of Crime was not going to receive funds, the gallery resigned from promoting that endeavor; however, it has not resigned from the educational component related to the portfolio. Many individuals who saw the art suggested that the proceeds go to St. Jude or a similar organizations that helps runaways and other youths in crisis. We have forwarded suggestions to The Arts Factory.
There is something to be learned from John Wayne Gacy and the Multiples exhibition. We hope that people take advantage of the recorded lectures presented on Radio Xan at http://www.onlineradiolasvegas.com/. September will be explosive and we certainly hope that people will act proactively rather than reactively.
Protestors during the lectures were extremely hostile to tenants in The Arts Factory building who do not support the exhibition. It was rather ironic that these protestors didn't bother to fully understand the scope of what was happening and aimed their hostility toward people who supported them. As my gallery was located in the back of the building, they did not picket by my gallery, but shouted ugly slurs to passersby on the main road could see them. They did not bother to come to speak to me, but I tried to speak to them where they were located. They were not interested in any conversation, but contacted the news media. Thus, drawing even more attention to what they were so passionate to squash.
Again, thank you for making the corrections.
Sincerely, Sin City Gallery
Most of your information is wrong in your article. Sin City Gallery hosted Dr. Jack Levin of Northeastern University and Dr. David Gussak of Florida State University to shed light on our culture's fascination with individuals such as Gacy. It was responsible for organizing the lecture series and not an exhibition which is stated in your article. The lectures were recorded and may be heard on Radio Xan. The lectures provided information, respect to all victims of crime and, if anything, to exploit Gacy, not celebrate him. The Arts Factory will be having an exhibition of Gacy's work in September and they are responsible for proceeds being donated; not Sin City Gallery. Sin City Gallery intends to be proactive rather than reactive to the explosive and sensitive issues surrounding the material. What community is prepared to deal with such a controversial exhibition and how does a community deal with such matters with humanity, respect and dignity to victims of crime and their families? Isn't there anything to be learned from the material in order to help others? During the lectures in May, many people came into Sin City Gallery to share their thoughts and feelings, both positive and negative. We respect all feelings and opinions. Due to the overwhelming feedback to the May lectures, Sin City Gallery will organize additional lectures in September to provide support to victims and survivors of crimes. The lectures will be designed to share vital information with people within our community to know what resources are available to them. Sin City Gallery is not receiving any proceeds from the sale of artwork. It is unfortunate that most information written about the lectures in May is so blatantly incorrect and misleading. Whatever happened to fact checking by journalists?
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