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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, June 13, 2012 - July 31, 2012
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary|
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Alternatives Uxbridge Career Center Art Gallery
5 South Main St.
Uxbridge, MA 01569
|Description:||Uxbridge-MA photographer Mike Zeis is displaying photographs of faded wall advertisements. During the first half of the 20th century, when our downtowns were bustling, painting your message on the side of a building was a principal method of advertising. Many surviving wall ads have lost their color to sun, snow, and rain, but remain beautiful in their faded state. Other signs, like the Coca-Cola sign on Elm Street in Southbridge Mass, were protected over the years by adjacent buildings. The neighboring building was demolished last year, so now the Southbridge sign can be seen by the public for first time in decades, with its original colors pretty much intact.
The "Delicious and Refreshing" exhibit includes more than 25 photographs of painted wall ads, shot in New England and beyond. Ads for Coca-Cola, Diamond Ginger Ale, Wrigley's chewing gum, Quaker Oats, and other brands are included in the exhibit.
Most of Zeis' photos were taken with vintage film cameras, some modified to add distortion. A lifelong photographer, Zeis has been documenting the American roadside since 2004.
Entered by: Michael Zeis
Created: June 6, 2012 at 5:51 AM
Last Modified: June 6, 2012 at 6:02 AM
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