Homage – We have always offered a service personnel discount in appreciation for their service
We would like to take a moment to address the topic of concern over a piece of journalistic photography that has been on display at homage for a year.
Any and all artwork displayed at homage is not a reflection of our opinions or views. Nor are they the opinions or views of the photographer in this case. The photo was taken during a historical Oakland, CA protest. The photos currently on display are a collection of journalistic photos capturing candid moments in time. The photography selected to be displayed is meant to stimulate conversation and opinions whether people consider it right, wrong, agreed with or disagreed with it.
We would, however, like to take this moment to apologize to any of our customers who may have been offended. Many of our regular everyday customers are police officers here in Reno. We have always offered a service personnel discount in appreciation for their service.
The customer who has created this uproar was in fact asked to leave because she was deciding to yell at one of our employees in addition to another customer. The customer expressed their concerns in a manner that was disruptive to all of our customers and abusive to our employees. They were asked to leave, but rather chose to continue to yell and escalate the situation.
Again, the collection of photos on display are not a direct reflection of homage's or the photographer's opinions or views, yet calling our employees and business names and using the same words against us, and other even more vulgar words is the direct opinion of that individual posting. How is that condonable and considered justified?
Again, we would like to express our appreciation for all of our customers.
"I think art should be controversial. I think it should make people think."-Madonna
"I am really the most controversial artist in the world." -Thomas Kinkade
"The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke" -Jezy Kosinski