“May Day / Night Shift” is an event organized at the Hamiltonian Gallery by current fellowJoshua Wade Smith. The program of events revolves around a cycle of lectures, panel discussion, slideshow, film showcase, and endurance performance.
The topics discussed will bring focus to matters of labor, art, and 21st century “work” in education and outside the studio. Participants will give lectures about the history of May Day, also known as International Workers Day, and the ethical crisis in higher education as well as questioning broader issues of labor, debt, and faculty equity in the New Academy.
The educational programming will conclude with a moderated discussion centered on the “practice” of emerging artists. Four artists will discuss the high and lows of making one’s work, defining success outside of monetary gains, and how the “work” of making art extends so far beyond the studio.
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Schedule of Events
6 pm – 8:45 pm Lectures and Panel discussion
9 pm -12 am Slide Talk and Curated Video/Film Screening
4 pm -12 am An 8 hour-long cycling performance by Joshua Wade Smith
About the Participants
Thomas Castillo Ph.D. teaches history at Trinity Washington University. He is a historian of the U.S. working class and is currently writing a book based on his dissertation Laboring in the Magic City, which explores class and race relations in the first half of twentieth century in Miami, Florida.
Kathryn Cornelius is an artist, educator, and consultant whose background influences her performance and video work. Her work as a consultant focuses on user experience, human capital management, application development, and IT strategy. She has a MA in Communication, Culture, & Technology from Georgetown University and a certification in User Experience from Human Factors International.
Claire Goldstene Ph.D. is a US historian whose research has focused on the idea of equal economic opportunity in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. She has published and presented at numerous conferences about the growing dependence in higher education on contingent and adjunct faculty.
Joyce Yu-Jean Lee is a visual artist and former Hamiltonian Fellow (2010-2012). She currently teaches and works at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she earned a MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art.
Magnolia Laurie received her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007. She is a Baltimore-based painter and former Hamiltonian Fellow (2009-2011). Her work was selected for the Artist Platform at the 2012 (e)merge Art Fair in DC and the WPA’s Options 13 currently on view at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA.
Zach Storm is a Baltimore based painter who received his M.F.A from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. He is represented by Johannes Vogt Gallery (NYC), where his first solo-show “Solitaire” opened in March.
Joshua Wade Smith is a performance artist and sculptor who lives and works in Baltimore, MD, but is originally from central Texas. Currently a second year Hamiltonian Fellow, Smith will spend part of the summer as Artist-in-Residence in Drachten, the Netherlands.