A. Bitterman http://kcur.org en A. Bitterman Enters Community Dialogue About Controversial 'Scout' Billboard http://kcur.org/post/bitterman-enters-community-dialogue-about-controversial-scout-billboard <p></p><p>In late September, a billboard went up picturing a white man aiming a rifle at <em>The Scout</em>, the locally-famous statue of a Native American on horseback that’s in Penn Valley Park. The billboard also called out a cheery “Discover Kansas City!” in cursive font. But, it didn’t go over very well. The billboard came down about a week after it went up, and it nearly wasn’t installed at all.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:48:26 +0000 Laura Spencer 46497 at http://kcur.org A. Bitterman Enters Community Dialogue About Controversial 'Scout' Billboard Public Art Will Go On Display, Despite Withdrawal Of Commission http://kcur.org/post/public-art-will-go-display-despite-withdrawal-commission <p>The Kansas City metropolitan area has had its share of controversies over the years when it comes to public art. Remember the 2012 petition drive to remove the <a href="http://kcur.org/post/controversy-sculpture-garden">statue of the headless bare-breasted woman</a> at the Overland Park Arboretum? Or the artists who were encouraged to drop arrows from their terrazzo flooring design at KCI, so as not to confuse travelers?</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:39:51 +0000 Laura Spencer 40276 at http://kcur.org Public Art Will Go On Display, Despite Withdrawal Of Commission