What: Closing reception and film screening, “Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes and In-Betweens”
When: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library 4th floor
Exhibit: On view through July 18, 2014
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – See the Exhibit and Meet the Curators.
5:00 – 7:15 p.m. – Special Documentary Film Screenings
- 5:00-6:30 p.m. – “The Wobblies”
- 6:45-7:15 p.m. – “Artists at Work: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects”
Refreshments provided by Common Roots Cafe.
About the exhibit
“Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes, and In-Betweens” includes artist zines, posters, and other forms of aesthetically derived text/image formats that explore issues of social justice and promote social change.
The materials on exhibition are from the Francis V. Gorman Collection of Rare Art Books, the Social Welfare History Archives, and the University Libraries’ Special Collections. This exhibit was curated by Lindsay Keating, who currently interns with Deborah Boudewyns, the Arts & Architecture Librarian, at the University.
About the films
“The Wobblies” is a documentary about the history of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Retired wobblies discuss their experiences as members of the IWW during it’s birth in the early 20th century. Replete with gorgeous archival footage, the film pays tribute to American workers who took the ideals of equality and free speech seriously enough to die for them.
An award winning documentary, “Artists at Work” peers into a branch of the Works Progress Administration called the Federal Art Project. Brought about during the New Deal of the 1930s, the struggling artists who were employed by the government talk about their work and provide a glimpse into this period of depression and government funded art.