Colorado

Oct 15, 2010 12:08 PM by Associated Press

Woman pleads not guilty in alleged art attack

A woman accused of destroying a controversial artwork in Colorado has pleaded not guilty.

Kathleen Folden, a 56-year-old truck driver from Kalispell, Mont., entered her plea Friday in court in Fort Collins. She's charged with one count of criminal mischief, a felony which carries a penalty of between two and six years.

She was arrested Oct. 6 in a museum after witnesses say she used a crowbar to smash glass shielding the print by California artist Enrique Chagoya.

Critics say the work depicted Jesus engaged in a sex act. But Chagoya, a Stanford University professor, says it's not Christ, but a collage aimed at showing how the church has corrupted spirituality.

In court, Folden wore a t-shirt depicting a cross with bloody nails and a reference to a Bible verse.

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