From the StarPhoenix Thursday, April 28, 2011
Visual artist David Geary wants Saskatoon to know local artists were not behind the decision to move the Mendel Art Gallery to River Landing.
"We don't want Saskatonians thinking artists were behind this because the citizens are going to have to pay the enormous bill for the new gallery," Geary said.
Although the decision to move the Mendel to the $67-million Art Gallery of Saskatchewan was made in 2009 by the gallery's board of trustees, a movement to reverse the decision persists in Saskatoon. Concerned citizens continue to sign an online petition that has collected more than 1,800 signatures in two years.
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