Museum L-A's Structures & Patterns: The Remnants of Our Work
Name: Museum L-A's Structures & Patterns: The Remnants of Our Work
Date: July 15, 2017 - October 28, 2017
he project -- Structures & Patterns: The Remnants of Our Work -- is an exhibition and a creative economy focused community panel at Museum L-A in Lewiston, ME. The project will begin with the exhibition in July 2017 at Museum L-A and will include a panel in October 2017. The panel will include members of the community, business owners, nonprofit organizations and creative entrepreneurs who will take part in a moderated panel discussion. Each voice will bring an important perspective to a conversation about the economic future of the City of Lewiston. The panel will highlight the significant impact of the creative community on the economy and industrial landscape of the area and will envision Lewiston’s potential as a creative economy. Industrial historical artifacts from Museum L-A’s collection will be shown alongside the paintings of Janice L. Moore and photographs by Mark Marchesi. The inclusion of the artifacts will be educational and inspirational for viewers. We hope the relationship between the artifacts and artworks will illustrate the economic and cultural impact of Lewiston’s industrial history and structures. The project -- integrating historical artifacts and art along with a creative economy panel -- will allow for a dialogue focused on the history and future potential of Lewiston’s and other area industrial spaces. The goal is to evoke a sense of reverence for these places, and elevate the mill buildings to the level of importance they deserve in a viewer’s eyes. It also aims to help people understand that many of our old working factories are often seen as just abandoned work structures, but, in actuality, are renewed and repurposed industrial sites not to be taken for granted.