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April 4th, Milwaukee: Opening Reception for the “Veterans Book Project”

Milwaukee Art Museum
Opening Reception Veterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:00-8:00 pm
Panel discussion at 6:15 pm, Lubar Auditorium

“The Veterans Book Project evolved out of a book that Monica Haller authored with Riley Sharbonno, a veteran and nurse at Abu Ghraib prison. Since 2006, the project has facilitated thirteen bookmaking workshops around the country, including at the Museum in December 2012. In these workshops, combat and non-combat veterans, their families, and others affected by the current American wars are invited to edit and design their archives and stories into softbound, print-on-demand books. Five books were created by local authors in the workshop at the Museum—a soldier’s mother, a Vietnam War veteran, two veterans of the Iraq war, and a local scholar whose research brings her into close contact with veterans.

The fifty books in the exhibition serve to redeploy the volatile images of war for a broad audience, while helping the authors rearticulate their memories and fashion narratives so as to make the experiences more manageable. Each book not only stands on its own but also works in concert with the larger collection, which Haller sees as an archive, a container of memory traces and image fragments from wars that are not talked about nearly enough.

The exhibition and the Panel Discussion on April 4 offer viewers the opportunity to engage with veterans’ experiences through reading, writing responses, informal conversation, and facilitated discussion.

The Veterans Book Project continues the Museum’s joint mission with the War Memorial Corporation “to honor the dead by serving the living.”

The exhibition will be on view April 4 – September 2, 2013.
To learn more about the Veterans Book Project, visit veteransbookproject.com.

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-224-3200

April 4th, Milwaukee: “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows” A Lecture by Richard Cahan & Jeffrey Goldstein

Milwaukee, TALK  Maier-Cover
Lecture by Richard Cahan & Jeffrey Goldstein,
Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public; seating is limited.

Milwaukee, TALK welcomes Richard Cahan, co-author of Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, and art collector Jeffrey Goldstein for its first in a series of visiting artist lectures.  Vivian Maier, known as “the nanny photographer,” became an internet sensation after her work was put online soon after her death in 2009.  Since then, Maier’s work has been shown throughout Europe and in major cities across the United States.   Her story has been featured in major media outlets including NPR and The New York Times.  Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, released in October 2012, is the first book that tells her life story in pictures and words.

This book is based on the largely unseen collection of more than 16,000 Maier negatives purchased by Jeffrey Goldstein. Many of the images are from negatives that were only recently processed.  Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows presents the first glimpse into the personal story behind the artist whose posthumous photographs went viral.”

Hanson Dodge Creative
220 East Buffalo Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tel: (414) 347-1266

April 28th-30th, NYC: Will Steacy “48 HOURS” Artist Talk and Reception

© 2011 Will Steacy

Will Steacy, 48 HOURS

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Reception: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

This show be up for 48 hours only from April 28 – 30, 2011

Michael Mazzeo Gallery
508 W. 26 St., Suite 318
New York, NY 10001  [map]

From the eblast:
“Deeply moved by headlines decrying the perils facing the nation, Steacy, a former union laborer,  packed his view camera and drove to Madison, Wisconsin to witness the heated confrontation between union workers and Governor Scott Walker. He spent 24 hours that night and the following day photographing events as they unfolded inside and around the capitol building, as the Governor prepared to sign the notorious bill restricting collective bargaining rights for union workers.

Shortly afterward, Steacy drove to Gary, Indiana, home to the first US Steel plant, and a city whose rise and fall has become a symbol of the plight of the American workforce. He photographed up and down Broadway, Gary’s main artery, documenting city institutions and local businesses, revealing the grim challenges that now face this once-vibrant city.

Photographed in 48 hours, Steacy’s understated, quietly seductive images reveal an undercurrent of catastrophic anxiety enveloping the American psyche while pointedly exposing the harsh realities of a nation torn apart by misguided government policies and corporate greed. An outspoken critic of inequality and injustice, Will Steacy’s images, insightful, confrontational, and elegant, offer hope and renewal to a nation divided.”

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