The Mother Road Revisited: Route 66 Then and Now

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 9:00pm

Experience the Nostalgia of Route 66 via printmaking, photography & installation artwok with many of the other experiences from the mother road: Souviner Shop, Camper, &  Road side attractions!

Opening Reception: April 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 FREE and Open to the Public

Closing Reception: April 25th, 6:00 - 9:00 Michael Wallis Biographer and Historian of Route 66 speaks at 7:30 p.m.

April 5 -25, 2013


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From the artist, Natalie Slater,"The Mother Road Revisited consists of about 100 photographs taken in the 1950s which I have paired with photographs I shot along the modern day Route 66, many taken as I traveled the route in my revamped 1964 Shasta. The biggest hurdle I have encountered is finding the exact location where each historic photograph was taken and setting up my own shot from the same vantage point. I then study the differences between the old photograph and my view before I combine the two pictures into a single image that shows both the new parts and vintage aspects of the scene. The resulting collage dramatizes the transformations that have shaped the Route over the years: once one-way streets now show two-way traffic, and swimming pools brimming with guests have given way to abandoned lots. This project is an effort to show what America has done to its once booming American symbol, the “Mother Road.”