Two comments on the Rochester Art Center section inserted in Wednesday's paper, the first from a very agitated reader by the name of Tom:
I'm curious about this insert with all these pictures -- what in the world is that all about? And can you guys use any more paper for that whole thing? I don't know what anybody's going to do with that thing but chuck it. I have no idea, since you can't frame 'em, what the whole object that you guys are trying to accomplish.
This one's from a Millville subscriber named Lee:
Yeah, good evening...I'm not one to complain about something, but today's paper, on this "Here...Haft-Blind" article is a waste ... I like art as much as anyone else, but this is just a waste of cutting trees down. Some of the pictures are blurry, distorted, not very impressive in my eyes. I just hope that the recyclers can use all this newsprint...it don't interest me too much to pay for all this waste of paper, as far as I'm concerned. Hope there ain't much more of it or I might have to consider cancelling my subscription.
Very understandable comments...it was a huge and unusual insert in Wednesday's paper. At 80 pages, it was bigger by far than Wednesday's edition of the P-B; it wasn't prominently labeled on the cover or explained well inside, as an insert into the paper, just as ad fliers are inserted; and of course it's a matter of taste as to whether the photos in the section were worth the newsprint.
In any case, it was a one-time venture, an interesting and provocative one, and hopefully most readers were at least intrigued by it, and then recycled it. We did have a few comments from readers who were appreciative.
Also, here's a reminder to check out the photos themselves when the exhibition opens on Saturday at the art center.