Seeger Fest: The Life of Pete & Toshi in Film and Photos

On exhibit from July 19 to July 30

The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is honored to partner with Seeger Fest to present "Seeger Fest: The Life of Pete & Toshi in Film and Photos" an exhibition of film and photographs by and of Pete and Toshi Seeger. 

The Life of Pete & Toshi in Film and Photos captures the rarely seen sides of Pete and Toshi Seeger from the protests to enlistment to traveling the world. The selection of photos is curated by their grandson and festival organizer, Kitama Seeger-Jackson who hand selected the never before seen photographs that span the work and lifetime of the Seegers. While Pete was knowing for writing songs such as "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and co-writing "If I had a Hammer" and "Where Have All the Flowers Cone?", few people know that he and his wife made films about music nationally and internationally in the 50s and 60s. 

As part of Seeger Fest, Saturday, July 19th, the third day of 5 day Seeger Fest, will be a day for the public to meet some of the communities where Pete and Toshi Seeger spent their time. In addition to the Gallery Opening, there will be a community celebration with music and rowing along the Bronx River hosted by Rocking the Boat in the Bronx, a community sing-a-long and potluck supper at The Beacon Sloop Club in Beacon and a square dance at The Ashokan Center in the Catskills. And El Taller is honored to be one of those organizations. 

This project is curated by Kitama Seeger-Jackson. 

Camila SanchezJuly 2014