march, 2019

wed20mar7:24 pm7:24 pmGet on the Bus Gallery Talk with Roger Lazoff7:24 pm - 7:24 pm

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Merry Prankster Roger Lazoff will discuss the current exhibition Get on the Bus. The exhibition includes posters, film, and books from Lazoff’s collection, many documenting the six years he spent living with and around the Pranksters.

In the summer of 1964, Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters,  undertook an epic cross-country bus trip.  In a decade of Happenings, this event, chronicled on film and in print, became a celebration and a touchstone for the emerging counter-culture.  In later years, the Merry Pranksters continued to demonstrate their version of free expression, both graphically and through what might now be called performance art.

This exhibition asks and suggests the answer  to  the question: is Ken Kesey still relevant today and if so why? It is my belief that he is, not only because of his great novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion, but  also because he was so central to the cultural transformation  that took place in the 60s and early 70s.  Kesey’s circle of influence encompassed the Grateful Dead, John Barlow developer of the Well, the first online information source, and Steward Brand, who created the Whole Earth Catalogue,  Kesey can also be seen as one of the key figures in the development of new art forms as can be seen in the 1964 Bus Trip movies.  To put it in the parlance of the time, Kesey’s vibes were everywhere and they are still being felt today.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:24 pm - 7:24 pm

Location

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum

28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498

Admission:

Free

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498

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