The parameters for the Abe on Parade public art exhibit in Springfield have been narrowed substantially. The anything-goes paint-your-own prefab sculpture concept has been reinvented as this:
... the hands and faces of the all of the statues will be the color of skin, with the artwork limited to the coat and pants. The effort also is adhering to historical or natural themes for the artwork, and all designs must be approved by a mayoral committee.
No artist protests yet.