Letters from Our Readers
TO OUR READERS
This is the final bi-monthly issue of City Arts. Next month, we increase our frequency to twelve times a year. As we become a monthly magazine, distributed free of charge in and around Tacoma, we thank you for your loyalty. You are dear to us. Please lend your support to the business where pick up your free copy of City Arts. And to our advertisers, who make this publishing enterprise possible. As always, we invite your comments on what appears in our pages.
— The Editors
Gaya to Goya
Kudos to Ms. Kinoshita, Mr. Gaya (“Eyewitness,” March/April) and City Arts. It is all too rare to see and read of our unfortunate war in the art press. Gaya’s work does touch a nerve. I am more inclined, though, to Goya’s “Fight with Cudgels” [painted in 1820-23], a cold vision of perpetual conflict.
— Malcolm McLaren, Anacortes
Why the War Guys?
I just finished reading City Arts and boy was it depressing! I’m bewildered by your choice to include the article, “Coming Home.” What does a story about soldiers reentering civilian life have to do with the magazine’s mission? I understand why you would show the Gaya pictorial. Photographs are indeed art. But I don’t see the correlation to the arts with this article.
— Melissa Harris, Tacoma
More Love for Stan
Loved the graphic treatment of “The Flitcraft Parable (Jan/Feb).” Might City Arts think about doing the same thing with other “Tacoma stories”? Keep up the good work.
— Megan Kitagawa, Tacoma
The editors respond: Beginning in July, Stan Shaw will be featured in each issue with a full page of semi-autobiographical comics.
Due to an editing error, the caption for the photograph taken by Walter Gaya of a vigil held in Olympia, WA in 2005 was inaccurate. The event marked the deaths in the Iraq War of two thousand service members from across the U.S. At press time, 4,031 members of the U.S. military have died.