Photo by Chris Urias
Opened June 2011,
URI-EICHEN Gallery is independent space for art and community building in Pilsen. For information about shows and for information about using the space for events please contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14, 6pm-11pm (Show open by appointment only through June 31)
The second show in the series Eight Hours for Work, Eight Hours for Rest, Eight Hours for What We Will: A series of art shows, events and music - about work.
Featuring nearly 40 artists, poets, activists, story tellers and musicians. Panel Discussion 730-9pm. Live Music, 9-10 pm. Film We Are Wisconsin 10-11pm.
Presented by URI-EICHEN Gallery, 2101 S Halsted, Chicago
Photo by Katie Jesse
Harriet Rowan founded the Information Station during the occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol, which served as a hub for information and coordination for the 17 days that people slept inside the Capitol. She has remained involved as an activist, and works as an investigative journalist, researching issues like the influence ALEC has on Wisconsin and national politics.
Arthur Kohl-Riggs is a Wisconsin activist, organizer and citizen journalist. After spending every night at the Capitol during the historic occupation he launched the blog Shit Scott Walker Is Doing To My State (SSWIDTMS) which just recently passed one million views on it's youtube channel. He also ran against Scott Walker in the Republican primary of the recall election as a "Lincoln/La Follette Republican" receiving 20,000 votes.
George Macaluso comes from a family of Laborers, working for the International Headquarters and then in Michigan for more than twenty years. He documented to protests through his photography and was proud to see so many members from varied unions fight together. George is also an artist featured in the show.
Ruth Needleman is professor emeritus from Labor Studies, Indiana University. Still teaching and practicing activism, Ruth participated consistently in the Indiana battles against right-to-work, defunding of Planned Parenthood, stripping bargaining rights from teachers and opposing charter schools replacing public education in Gary. Long-time organizer, she worked with Cesar Chavez in California, was a teamster at UPS and at a plastics sweatshop in NYC. Author of Black Freedom Fighters in Steel, and many articles examining today's labor unions, Ruth used the opportunities to integrate photography.
Larry Spivack, moderator, is Regional Director for AFSCME Council 31 and the President of the Illinois Labor History Society, the deed-holder of the Haymarket Memorial in Forest Park, IL. He believes we all have a duty and obligations to do something of service to help our communities. He does this through the labor movement and the golden rule.
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted, CHICAGO