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Local “Art Guys” propose wacky laws to City Council

Bringing art into local gov

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In the spirit of injecting some creativity into City Council, The Art Guys, Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing, have suggested some unorthodox new laws., according to Houston CultureMap:

The Art Guys took democracy by storm with a special presentation at this week’s city council meeting titled There Ought to Be a Law — the latest installment of the Houston duo’s year-long 30th anniversary series 12 Events.

After patiently waiting through several proclamations and an extended discussion on METRO bus service, Art Guy Michael Galbreth addressed the body with a dozen or so suggested pieces of legislation. Due to “security reasons,” city officials would only permit one person at the podium at a time. Fellow Art Guy and apparent security risk Jack Massing stood nearby in the audience as his collaborator spoke.

“There ought to be a law that would change everyone’s mind,” Galbreth announced to city council members, several of whom listened intently before the list reached a ban on concealed feather dusters and dogs playing cards. Each council member as well as Mayor Annise Parker were given official printed copies of the speech.

“This was a great chance to inject a little art into city council,” Massing told CultureMap.


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