Remove Mark Fishman, Treasurer, from your Board
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There is growing vocal discontent about Mark Fishman’s control and usage of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (MAAF), as a tool to increase his substantial development and real estate holdings.
On June 27th, 2014, Mark Fishman egregiously and unilaterally removed the artistic work of Logan Square Artist, Amie Sell, because it thoughtfully explores the challenges of gentrification, displacement of low income residents and his role in it.
I AM Logan Square’s mission statement clearly states that; “it is a resource for artists seeking support, makes arts accessible to the community, and promotes the cultural development of the vibrant Logan Square community”.
The removal of Amie Sell’s artwork clearly violates I AM Logan Square’s mission statement. (Documentation of the removal can be found here: http://amiesell.com/home-sweet-home)
Since 2010, many have withdrawn their support in protest of MAAF because of their disrespect of 1,000s of unpaid volunteer labor hours by independent artists, curators, and producers of past MAAFs, including former board members of IALS/MAAF.
We the undersigned artists, activists, residents, and merchants of the Logan Square community and beyond, request I AM Logan Square begin to repair its reputation with Logan Square by immediately removing Mark Fishman, Treasurer from its board.
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