Opening Reception: June, 23rd 2011 7pm-10pm
@ Art In These Times Gallery - 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave (2nd Floor - This location is not wheelchair accessible)
WI Rise Up: Posters and Photographs from the 2011 Wisconsin Labor Movement to Defend Collective Bargaining Rights
Art In These Times (http://artinthesetimes.wordpress.com), the community gallery at In These Times offices coordinated by tenants Lauren Cumbia and Daniel Tucker, is presenting a new exhibition of posters and photographs from the on-going labor demonstrations in Wisconsin that began on February 14, 2011.
The exhibition feature screenprints and off-set posters from the rallies in Madison and Milwaukee and features prints by Nicolas Lampert, Colin Matthes, Eric Drooker, Jesus Barraza, Josh MacPhee, Jesse Graves, and others. Photographs by Lauren Cumbia, Brandon Pittser, and the Public Collectors archive will also be exhibited.
The exhibition will open Thursday June 23rd at 7pm with an opening party in conjunction with the Working-Class Studies Conference at UIC (http://www.wcstudies.org/conference/) and the work will be on display through the summer and fall. The party will include labor songs and jazz by the Hard Times Trio.
For further background reading see Wisconsin's Lost Strike Moment, an essay by Nicolas Lampert and Dan S. Wang: http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2011/04/wisconsins_lost_strike_moment_1.html
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