SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The leaders of a Springfield gallery have excluded artwork about the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School from the monthly exhibit of member art.

The coordinator at the Emerald Art Center, Paula Goodbar, tells the Eugene Register-Guard the center's board believed the work didn't fit the pastoral tone of the show. Goodbar also says members thought it might upset viewers still stricken over the shootings at Thurston High School in east Springfield nearly 16 years ago.

The artist, Linda Cunningham of Junction City, says the decision is censorship.

The three-dimensional work is called School Days. It includes a collage with a sky-blue background and cutouts from the old Dick and Jane elementary readers, as well as a heap of spent shell casings.

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