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Lansing Gallery Calling For Vagina Art Entries

LANSING (WWJ/AP) - It's a trending topic in Michigan's capitol, and now the Creole Gallery in north Lansing is asking for entries to a juried art exhibition called The Vagina Show.

"The Vagina Monologues" was performed last month on the Capitol steps after Rep. Lisa Brown had her speaking privileges taken away for a day after she said "vagina" during a House debate about anti-abortion legislation.

Brown, a Democrat, said, "And, finally, Mr. Speaker — I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no."

Since then, the word "vagina" has become a rallying point for some. The latest protest was held on Wednesday, the same day a group delivered 115,000 signatures asking for an apology from GOP state leaders.

A spokesman for House Speaker Jase Bolge, who has said Brown simply "violated the decorum of the House," this week said he doesn't expect anyone from the GOP to say sorry.

The gallery said in a Wednesday release that the fall exhibit is designed to highlight the "personal, political, social, medical and legislative landscapes" involving the vagina.

The Vagina Show will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 28.

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 18. Artists will be notified Aug. 24 which pieces have been accepted.

For gallery information, visit this Facebook link.

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