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Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, July 25, 1985
Interest groups add politics to art air
By KERY MURAKAMI FOR CRAIG Corey, executive people were friendly and interested, soup. Langabeer said that LASC is The corner, Pellerito said, exists so0
The Ann Arbor Art Fair is mainly director of the Lesbian and Gay Male ;at any other table or booth in the fair, backing the boycott because of unfair that non-profit groups can have the
thought of as a fair for art. Pottery, Information Center, the fair offers the those not interested stayed away. labor practices by Campbell against opportunity to express their ideas. He
paintings, and other pretty tame, opportunity to "Say hello to folks," One fair-goer was overhead mid-Western farmers. said that these groups - which do not
apolitical stuff usually comes to mind. and "show a presence for the gay saying, "Nukes? I don't want to deal have much "clout" - were squeezed
But as you fight your way through community." with nukes today. Give me a break." For Viki Lanham, of the Shalom out, away from the stream of people
the crowd called the Ann Arbor Street Corey and David Amore, an LSA But for many of these ministry in Taylor, the fair means a when other groups - such as food
Art Fair - towards the mass called sophomore working in the Univer- organizations, sitting directly in the chance to steer people towards vendors - moved in to make a profit
the State Street Art Fair - san- sity's gay advocate office, also tried middle of traffic between the two "theLord, Jesus Christ." from the fair.
dwiched in between is "University yesterday to get people to sign a oldest fairs in the city, is one of the "We're not here representing an Any non-profit group that wants to
Corner," a hodgepodge of interest petition asking federal legislators to best chances theyve had all year torganization" she said "we're can have a spot in the corner,
groupsand unartistic petitions. make more money available for AIDS spread their word. rganizatin he sid "w Pellerito said. Man the grner,
THE "CORNER," which provides research. Corey said that close to KRIS Langabeer, a member of the organization there, Pellerito said, are there every
space for 82 non-profit organizations 1,000 people had signed the petition in Latin American Solidarity Commit- - yer. Cerry said a e evry
to spread their word, is a place for recent weeks, tee, said, for example, that many yera.iorey seenLpesb n/GaeIn
most anyidea you wat to think of," eti PttineskSwere also abundant at stopped yesterdaypaS thoas about There seems to be a lot of church formation group has been represented
msa Pee Peyrito, the University's othier tables. CAWS (Campuses Against LASC's poster to boycott Cam pbell groups this year," Pellerito noted. in every fair for 10 years.
vice president for community st Weapons in Space), for example,
relations. Pellerito is in charge of offered two petitions. One against
organizing the "corner" every year. research on campus for President A rt o p e n s w Ith i r o w
especially diverse," he said. Accor- another against weapons
ding to Pellerito, there's no apparent research of all types.
reason for the diversity, but from BUT MARK Weistei, an LSA said she took a "vacation day" to sales seemed more organized than in
walking past the line of tables and senior, and a member of CAWS, said the Diag. arrive at 7 a.m. and spenda full day at the past.
banners on S. University and kitty- that because of the laid-back at- After Southfield resident Patty the fair.
cornering onto E. University, the fair- mosphere of the fair, fair goers Rabaut bought a pair of shoes at the Grand Blanc resident Mike Vogt
goer sees representatives from weren't as ready to confront issues fair, she sat lounging on the grass just Holding a package containing a missed a day of work to spend his af-
"Right to Life," "Right to Abortion," like nuclear arms as they would at off the Diag. She said she enjoyed the recently-bought handmade doll and ternoon amidst art fair crowds and
and the "Lamaze Childbirth other times - such as at a protest, art fair more this year because it was two photos of Amish people to hang on lounge on the Diag.
Preparation Association of Ann Ar- "We're keeping it low key," he said. calmer than previous fairs. her office wall, Dawson said she
bor," all within a stone's throw of "People aren't coming here (the art Rabaut recalled that during past thought the quality of the artwork had Resting on the ground near the
each other. fair) for this," said a woman at the fairs, there were more "characters" improved and that the fair was more Diag, Vogt mentioned that he should
For the groups, each have different lesbian/gay information table. "But - like when she saw a man dragging organized. have been at work, bu t at least he had
reasons why they chose to pass out they do find us if they're interested," a large cross down the middle of theoavsenasiwrkb ttfrom the fair
leaflets instead of gazing at the craf- she said. street a few years ago. a sterling silver bracelet o
tswork of the fair like others do. WHILE most representatives said For many people, the fair offered a Dawson said she felt the quality im- to show for the missed hours.
diversion from the typical work day - proved due to less of an emphasis on Although the majority of fair-goers
many took a day off from work to visit pottery and a more diverse selection are Michigan residents, a few Ohio
GET CAUGHT IN THE FALL CRUNCH? the fair. Dawson, assistant superin- of other art.Shehadded that she sitors could be spotted eyeing the
Dolores Dwoassatsprn noticed that the merchants'vstrcolbeptedyinth
N O WZA Ytendent of Ann Arbor public schools, preparations for this years' sidewalk artwork.
________________________________ Gloria and Bruce Wenger drove 50
We have GREAT EFFICIENCY 1 & 2 BEDROOM APART- -UNIVERSITY COUNCIL miles from their home in Columbus to
WC-do a little early Christmas shopping
MENTS to lease for the Fall Season, close to CAMPUS, with (the University's non-academic rule proposing committee) for their children and grandchildren.
all the amenities: A/C, disposals, free parking. Room to -STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
breathei BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Wengers mentioned that the
reason they drove so far was because
Student Positions A vailable for 1985-86 They like to buy hand-crafted originals
Contact the Michigan Student Assembly a.s.a.p. but and that getting to meet the people
no later than 5:00 p.m. August 2, 1985 who actually made the artwork added
.INM Aa little more meaning to the piece.
3909 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 For many younger visitors to the
Tel. (313) 763-3241 fair, looking for artwork was not the
only reason to visit Ann Arbor. For
Ferndale residents Marianne
-_i-_.. Fellman and Anne Schroeder, who
boast that they're seniors in high
school, the fair offered a perfect
B E.chance to check out the campus
Paklard at State -before they apply to college.





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