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A Rare Occasion to Hear the Story of the Hat in Three Stages of Landing

November 14th, 2013

SALINAS, Calif. - On Friday, November 22, 2013, the Hartnell College Gallery presents a Conversation with Claes Oldenburg moderated by Dennis Donohue on the Hat in Three Stages of Landing. This is a free event at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas.

Reception, Gallery Building J - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Program, Performing Arts Facility Building K - 7:30 PM

In conjunction with the recent restoration of Salinas' iconic public sculpture Hat in Three Stages of Landing, the public is invited to a rare opportunity to hear world-renowned artist Claes Oldenburg's personal thoughts and recollections of this project.

At the Gallery, the public will enjoy an exhibition of preparatory models, documentation and photographs of the construction and installation of the original work, and a model of the restoration committee's vision of the future of the installation site of this important collaboration between Oldenburg and his late wife, Coosje von Bruggen.

After the reception, former Mayor of Salinas, Dennis Donohue will engage Oldenburg in a discussion of his work, and in particular, the Hat in Three Stages of Landing. Donohue has spearheaded the movement to restore and preserve this artwork for Salinas.

Admission is FREE, but a reservation is required. There are 150 seats available. For reservations email Gary Smith at gsmith@hartnell.edu - Include your name and phone number in your message Limit 3 tickets per reservation. For information call Eric Bosler at 831 755 6792.

The work, now fully restored, will be re-dedicated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at Sherwood Park on North Main Street, Salinas.

Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.