Bristol artist Bradley Wester uses found photos of soldiers doing things you don't usually see soldiers doing, like wearing nothing but a pair of women's pink underwear. Some members of the museum's board of directors wanted the photos removed from the current show at the museum.
The exhibition at the Bristol Art Museum is called "Dead Ringer" and Bradley Wester is just one of the artists in the show. The board cancelled, but eventually re-instated the show and included Wester's photos. Shane McKeon of The Public's Radio talked with Wester about his work and the controversy surrounding it.
Dead Ringer, Bristol Art Museum. Now through July 14th. Gallery Hours: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Thursday - Sunday. 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI.
Silver Current (part of DATMA's Summer Winds). Kick Off Party, Saturday, June 29th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Custom House Square, 21 Barkers Lane, New Bedford, MA. Silver Current will be on display from June 29th through September 30th.
Magnolia, Concerts Under The Elms. Thursday, June 27th, 6:30 PM. John Brown House Museum grounds, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI.
Womanimation Festival, Saturday, June 29th. Showings at 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 PM. AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI.
Deborah Goodrich Royce in conversation with Torey Malatia. Sunday, June 30th, 5:00 PM. Watch Hill Chapel, 5 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, RI. Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series Presented by Literacy Volunteers of Washington County.
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