When: Sat., May 5, 7:30 p.m. 2012
LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba both grew up in Braddock, Pa., a town so devastated by the steel mill closings and crack epidemics of the 1980s that it was used as an apocalyptic setting for the 2009 movie The Road. Yet, for these artists, the town remains a compelling subject not because of its deterioration, but because of the people who continue to make Braddock their home. Buba and Frazier will appear together Saturday, May 5 at the Big Car Service Center for a pitch-in dinner and talk. In a spoken narrative lecture over images of their work, they will provide commentary on their show Inheritance, currently on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and featuring Frazier's black and white photography alongside Buba's documentary film work.
Price: Free with pitch-in dish; $5 without.