Unpolished Legacies is a series of collective actions to document and showcase local artists, writers, environmental scientists, educators and historians responding to the Gorham Company and the rippling effects of its business practices and cultural influence. These actions will include a zine comprised of written and graphic contributions, a two-week pop-up exhibition, two facilitated conversations on environment and labor class and culture, a website housing video and audio work and an outdoor performance. Together, these events seek to contextualize Gorham’s presence in the community and to ponder lessons to be learned from its history.
DATES & LOCATIONS
- Gallery exhibition – Friday, September 28 – Thursday, October 10, 233 Westminster St. Providence. Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 12-5 pm.
- Opening Reception, long table conversation with artists, and zine launch – Friday, September 27, 6:30 – 9 pm, 233 Westminster St. Providence.
- Conversation 1: Gorham and the Environment – Wednesday, October 2, 6 – 8 pm, 233 Westminster St, Providence
- An Evening of Performances & Readings, Readings by Janaya Kizzie and Laura Lamb Brown-Lavoie, Projection Performance by Erik Gould and Erik Carlson – Friday, October 4, 6 – 7:30pm, Mashapaug Park on former Gorham site, behind Alvarez High School, 375 Adelaide Avenue, Providence – turn at the Popeyes on Reservoir Avenue to get to the school.
- Conversation 2: Gorham: Labor, Class and Culture – Tuesday, October 8, 6 – 8pm, 233 Westminster st. Providence
* Poster by Walker Mettling