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March 14, 2019

Oklahoma History Center to host Artist Talk and Reception with Mike Wimmer for “Will Work For …” Exhibit

OKLAHOMA CITY — Mike Wimmer’s latest project “Will Work For …” was inspired by all of the people on street corners holding the signs that state that they “Will Work For Food.” The artist began to ask people of every social group what they would work for; what inspires them as individuals to sacrifice their lives, their labor and their love enough that they will work for it. His models for this project have included a carpenter, mayor, museum director, other artists, a TV weatherman and a former Miss America, among others. In each portrait, the individual is holding the iconic cardboard sign that completes the phrase “Will Work For …”

What: Interview and reception with Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer

Who: Dr. Bob Blackburn (Executive Director, Oklahoma Historical Society)
Mike Wimmer (Artist)

When: March 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City
Reception in the Devon Great Hall
Program in the Chesapeake Event Center
Open to the public, no charge

For more information contact Steve Hawkins at 405-522-0754 or shawkins@okhistory.org.


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