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TE MICHIGAN DAIL Y

Wednesday, July 20, 1977

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Be a Clown
A make-up man carefully aids the last dab of color to the nose
of a young fair-goer.
Art Fair anticipation
(Continued from Page 4)
MsY CAILCULATING eye will quickly scan the macrame-infested
scene and speediy 0zoom in on my true passion-jasper stone.
Ruitmor has it that jasper is ranpitnt at the Art Fair. The good
staff no less, in acceptable settings and all, of course, for a reason-
able sum. I am told I will find a truly exquisite piece, yet I have
my doahts. Last summer, the entire state of Arizona could not sat-
isfy my need for jasper, how can Ann Arbor possibly satisfy me?
Skepticism is beginning to settle in. I am tormented. These
people are trusted friends and asociates. Why would they lie? I'm
not a kid, I've been around, I can take the truth!
Besides, I know for a fact you can't have your jasper and park
your car too,
But wouldn't it be nice?
PERIODICAL RETREAT

Sizing up the competition
This artist diverts his attention away from the crowds for a moment to scrutinize the paintings in
the stall next door.
Small Press Book Fair opens

By SUE RYNSKI
If y o u' v e exhausted y o u r
local newsstand's selection of
summer reading material, and
crave something more unusual,
check out the 1st Annual Ann
Arbor Small Press Book Fair,
to be held simultaneously with
the July Street Fairs.
The fair, brainchild of Ann
Arborite D. Clinton, will bring
together a selection of books,
journals and magazines, for a
three day exhibition and sale,
running Thursday through Sat-
urday, July 21-23. The fair will
be displayed in the Pendleton
Arts Center, located in the U-M
Student Union, with hours from
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
DOZENS. OF small presses,
mostly from Michigan and Ohio
will be represented, including
Pilot Press of Grand Rapids,

Green's Magazine, Glass Bell,
Harlo Press, The Human Press,
White Angel and Anti-Ocrean
from Detroit, and Ann Arbor's
Anaethesia Review and Salt-
house have indicated interest in
participating i nthe fair.

LIGHTWORKS, Ann Ai \rh r
alternative arts tnag sille Aisr
participate in the Ann Ar-bor
Art Fairs this summner, debuting
a special edition of their publi-
cation, well-known for it's art
work and commentary on the
contemporary art scene.

Sr. citizens display talent,

(Continued from Page 4)
say, 'this is terrible'," she said.
"This is because of the nature
of their work. It's not new, or in-
ventive in the sense they're
starting a new movement."
Hermanson claims that her
artists usuallys sell most of the
60 or 70 paintings they display
at the Fair.
"When they do sell a work,
they are so pleased," she said.
"They show it in different ways.

Some just sit there s mith a sile
on their face. Some are com-
pletely exhuberant."
Htermanson says that ili re-
tirees have a problems ah
poor self concept. They i i
put high prices on thei rin
because they don't think hio ie
worth it.
"I constantly try to get 'the
to realize that the time the, ii
into their work is just as tmpnii
ant as anybody else's time"

'Lackeys', 'sub-lackeys', and
'sub- ub-lackeys' set up Fair

(Cn InudOn Pag-e 10)
a lot easier in the last couple
years," he remarked,
By rewriting the vander's li-
cense, the Council virtually eli-
minated the nuisance of poach-
ers setting tp illegal stands.
Poachers had in the past bur-
dened running crews, security
persons, the police department
and surely the fair's patrons
with extreme overcrowding.
"South U and Church used to
be so crowded by poachers that
we couldn't make' garbage
runs," recalled Horne. "The
worst was that fire lanes were
inefficent."
Horne explained artists- now
are required to get a license to
set up and that both the Ann Ar-
bor police and University secur-
ity will enforce trespassing vio-

In addition to all the afore-
mentioned work, a night crew
not coordinated by H o r n e
sweeps clean the streets and
sidewalks.
"Working on the crests is not
a money-making proposition,"
Horne explained. "The pay is
low, the hours are long, but it's
fun work.
"Everyone is congenial and
cooperative. Our crews are lar-
ger now, and the work is well
organized." Barring unforeseen
circumstances - like unusually
bad weather - "the work is
never backbreaking."
Horne and the crews lighten
their load by operating a lemon-
ade stand in front of the Campus
Theatre on South U.
"The stand is non-profit, of
course," added Horne's friend

and sub-lackey David :rjke!
"but it has turned into aiic
lesson in business mi-in"e-
menu.,"
Eventually, at 6 p .ni i
urday evening, the Artfair
ends.
The streets mysteritiusli aemP
ty, the amount of residue seem"
immense.
But that same evening ste
clean-up crests teardt wrlthe
Visqueen, unbolt all she frawes
and leave the materials fo rte
buildacein the'r trailers early S&
day mousing-
A p.m., the city moves in
and does a final street clea'-P
By noon Sunday, there are P
traces of the Art Fair.
What happens then?
"Everyone," Horne sai e,
phatically, "Ces home

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