Dignity of Labor
In response to this year's Summer Salon Series theme–What does a city need?– the evening of June 16, 2011 will consider the idea of Dignity of Labor.
The following is a detailed list of the evening's events and participants:
5:00 – 9:00 pm: John Dillemuth will present a new interactive sculpture that resembles a hybrid of a wheelchair and a rocking chair. Dillemuth's fantastical furniture works are often too fragile to be utilitarian but are no less interactive.
This work will be installed in the lower rotunda.
5:00 – 9:00 pm: Brian Zimmerman will present Standing In, three new chair sculptures that play off of some of the ideas in our special exhibition of Gustav Stickley. These pieces are reactions to portions of the collections, architecture and spaces of the Museum. Zimmerman sees the chairs as potential stand-ins for the concepts, concerns and desires of the individual moving throughout the galleries.
This project will be installed in various galleries.
5:00 – 8:30 pm: Giuseppe No-Host Bar Giuseppe's Restaurant will offer beer, wine and snacks.
The bar is located in the Museum's lower rotunda.
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Art-Making Activity: Child Figure Dolls Join Museum Educator Amy Briere for an art making project that is fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.
This project will take place in the Museum's IMAGE Gallery.
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class is a documentary which argues that television's misrepresentations and stereotypes help to both create and reinforce negative perceptions of the working class. The film also argues that changing representations of the working class on
television may be crucial but it cannot work as an end in itself; in order to make a difference, media criticism
and activism must go hand in hand with the fight for economic and social justice in the lives of real working
This film will be screened in Gallery 13.
8:00 pm: Self described primal party rock band LUMPS invites you to shake your shoes when they play tonight. They are heavily influenced by the primal, pounding minimalism of The Monks and the driving "punk heat blast" of San Diego bands Rocket from the Crypt and Hot Snakes.
This concert will take place in Gallery 12.