Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner

Andrew Dinwiddie, Joe Yorty and Kelly Eginton

5:00 -9:00 p.m.  Giuseppe’s Bar Service

5:00 -9:00 p.m.  It’s getting darker…and darker and darker, a sound installation by Joe Yorty and Kelly Eginton

5:00-9:00 p.m.   Ad sense, an installation by Tim Schwartz

6:00-8:00 p.m.   The Quilt Conversation, with Ann Olsen and Andrew Printer

6:00-7:00 p.m.   Art-Making Activity: Record Art

7:00-8:15 p.m.   Get Mad at Sin! A Message to the Young People of Today By Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, As Preached at the First Assembly of God in Van Buren, Arkansas, a performance by Andrew Dinwiddie

Art-Making Activity
Join Daniela Kelly, Museum Educator, for an art-making workshop that is sure to be fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.

Get Mad at Sin!
Nationally recognized performer Andrew Dinwiddie will re-enact a sermon from Preacher Jimmy Swaggart.  The performance, based on a now out-of-print-vinyl recording of Swaggart’s 1971 speech in Arkansas, ironically attacks popular culture, especially show business, even though Swaggart is an iconic performer himself and is the cousin of rocker Jerry Lee Lewis.  While Dinwiddie breathes new life into Swaggart’s words, they inevitably mean something different to us then they would have originally 40 years ago.

It’s getting darker…
Artists Kelly Eginton and Joe Yorty will present a sound installation in which several Jimmy Swaggart records will play throughout the museum for the duration of the evening. The artists will also engage in impromptu sound mixing by playing several records simultaneously in proximity to one another.


The Quilt Conversation
The Quilt Conversation
will take place over ten weeks this summer.  Artist Andrew Printer, with Ann Olsen, have organized two groups of quilters who will work at the Museum on Friday evenings to construct two quilts that recall the 1980’s. Inspired by major artworks that emerged during the AIDS crisis one group of quilters will consist of those who contributed to the original NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C. The second group will recall and historicize other themes of that decade, ranging from Paul Simon’s Graceland to the fall of the Berlin wall.  Each group’s quilt making conversations will be recorded and that text will form the basis of a performance to be presented on the last evening of the Summer Salon Series 2012.  In addition, the completed quilts will be formally presented and hung in the rotunda of the Museum on Fridays upon their completion until the final evening. The Quilt Conversation project will take place every Friday evening for two hours in the Upper Rotunda beginning June 15th.
Support for Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner, provided by Wells Fargo, Mr. Brent V. Woods and Dr. Laurie C. Mitchell, the Museum’s Contemporary Arts Committee, the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Curated by The San Diego Museum of Art and Agitprop.
Free after Museum admission.