A fine example of an artists run space in 1990 is the MILLWORKS in Akron, Ohio. The MILLWORKS was established to "provide the community with a forum for all forms of creative expression, with emphasis on the experimental and non-traditional." Operating three alternative gallery spaces (The Shoe Shop, Zone De Confusion, and The Big Hand), MILLWORKS has been featuring poetry readings, performance nights, group shows from Texas and Philadelphia and other activities on a regular basis. They take a strong stand against censorship, believing "those who receive public funds deserve the freedom to create and support art regardless of its possible interpretation by some as offensive." Get in contact with MILLWORKS at: Canal Place, 540 S. Main, Bldg. #17, Akron, OH 44311, (216) 836-8522.
ROCK OUT CENSORSHIP is growing by leaps and bounds, with people wanting to form chapters in at least 5 states (update in THE ROC #5). As a life long feminist (don't get jumpy now) Ms. Art is happy to report that the biggest part of the current anti-censorship groundswell comes from sisters in their late teens, early 20's, rock & rolling freedom-fighting gals Elayn in Cleveland, Leah and Lauren in Florida, Stephanie in Missouri and many others.