Wednesday, May 20
Exhibit Opening Reception: Job Fair? A MayWorks Art Exhibition
4:00pm – 6:00pm. Social Work Building, First Floor Gallery, UW Seattle. Free.
In conjunction with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, MayWorks festival, the Job Fair? art exhibit at the UW School of Social Work (UWSSW) is open to the public at 4101 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA (first floor Gallery, 8 AM 6 PM).
This exciting MayWorks art exhibit features the work of UW Tacoma interdisciplinary students who have taken the Labor, Globalization, and Art course with artist/professor Beverly Naidus. Most students began the course as visual art novices. They explored their job experiences, frustrations with their employment possibilities, and other labor issues they have encountered, especially in relation to the human cost of corporate globalization.
The students’ art was created over six weeks, during which time they were introduced to poster art from the labor movement, the fundamentals of design, digital photography and Photoshop, and how art can be a tool for raising questions and telling stories.
Initially the exhibition includes the work of students from 2012, 2013, and 2014. Current student work will be installed on May 18th. Reception for the exhibition will be on May 20th from 4-6 pm.