*Dishing It Out: Career Waitresses Across the U. S. A. - Documents the women who race to our tables, quarrel with the cooks and bring humor to the American roadside dining experience. This exhibition focuses on a subculture of women who have been thriving in restaurants and dishing out everything from eggs to insults for decades – the most veteran of them has been waitressing for 60 years! Visual artist and photographer Candacy Taylor began researching career waitresses in the U. S. in 2001, and traveled more than 8,000 miles to find these inspiring women and to document their stories through interviews and photographs. This exhibition has been organized by SUBJECT MATTERS Traveling Exhibitions in cooperation with photographer Candacy Taylor.
Exhibition: From February 14 through April 26, 2009 Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery
Dishing It Out Related Programs:
* Dishing It Out Exhibition Opening – Join photographer Candacy Taylor for a multimedia presentation of the exhibition, Dishing It Out: Career Waitresses Across the U.S.A. Taylor discusses key elements of the exhibition including labor issues, diner culture, the waitress stigma and other topics. A panel discussion with career waitresses follows the presentation.
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 1─2:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
* Thursday at Noon: Film series on Waitresses, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
* Kitchen Crafty with Gina Pericini – Classes are limited to 15 each and require advance sign-up at the branch. Ages 18+. Call 415.355.2886 to sign-up.
Wednesday March 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way AND Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30-8:30pm, Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey St. (at Castro)