Smithsonian Exhibit comes to Wilton Manors
Submitted by Joyce Mealey
Art Gallery 21, in partnership with the city of Wilton Manors, the Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors, The Pride Center at Equality Park, Stonewall Museum & Archive and The Humanity Project, will host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked” from Friday, March 24, 2017 through Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Through rare videos, fascinating interviews and compelling photos taken over 150 years, viewers will be able to explore how the opportunities provided by work became central to the American dream. Art Gallery 21 is one of only eight locations the exhibit will travel to this year.
In celebration of the exhibit’s arrival, Art Gallery 21 will host “Wilton Manors Works,” on Saturday, March 18, 2017. “Wilton Manors Works” is an interactive event that aims to increase awareness of the LGBT work experience.
An exhibit of pictures submitted by Wilton Manors residents will be unveiled at 7 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. there will be a story slam hosted by Michael McKeever, a Carbonell Award-winning playwright.
To participate in the story slam at the March 18, 2017 event, attendees who are interested in sharing will submit their names at the event and be selected at random. Each participant will then share their story, which shouldn’t be longer than seven minutes. People who are interested in judging the story slam will also have their names drawn at random. The story slam winner will receive a prize.
Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their photos for “Wilton Manors Works” on or before Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Printed photos may be delivered to City Hall (2020 Wilton Drive) and marked “Attn: Art Gallery 21.” Digital photos (minimum size of 6×4 at 300 DPI) may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The name, address and phone number of the person submitting the photo must be included.