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More Dreamers Opening Reception

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More Dreamers Opening Reception


Riverside Art Museum

Start Date/Time

4/26/2013 7:00 PM

End Date/Time

4/26/2013 9:00 PM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture;Special Events


Ai Kelley,,, 951.684.7111


Exhibition: April 26 - July 23, 2013

Reception: Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Why do story and photograph work so well together?

How is it that a wonderful story told to me on a front porch

can be enhanced so much by black and white photography in a way

that the human brain responds viscerally and takes in the entire world?

- UCR Creative Writing Professor Susan Straight

The essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin were early inspirations to renowned writer Susan Straight who has collaborated with eminent photographer Douglas McCulloh for More Dreamers of the Golden Dream. “Didion wrote about California as no one else had, but though I learned so much from her elegant and incisive sentences, I felt as if she didn’t know my people – here in inland Southern California – and I determined to write about them. The history of Riverside’s Eastside, in particular, is part of my family,” says Straight. Unique to Southern California, the inland area saw an epic migration of former military men from a wide range of places; Straight’s father-in-law and many of his neighbors were black men from Oklahoma, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,%2

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