June 08--Opening reception:
The arts center will hold a free public reception for all of the exhibits from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the White Galleries.
Those with unique moustaches, beards, sideburns and the like are invited to join the Facial Hair Follies, which will take place during the reception.
The contest will be judged by steampunk artist Myles Pickney.
"Steampunk: History of the Future" White Gallery, through Sept. 6 This invitational show features prominent steampunk artists from throughout the world. Participants include Andrew Chase, Eric Freitas, Nemo Gould and Vincent Mattina.
"Full Steam Ahead"
Buell Children's Museum, through Sept. 6 Knit a squid, take part in a lantern parade, build with Goldie Blox construction sets, have a tea duel and learn about Victorian games -- the children's museum will be all about steampunk this summer.
For a complete list of activities, visit sdc-arts. org/downloads and select "full steam calendar" from the list.
"Steel City Steampunk"
Hoag Gallery, through Sept. 13 Jeff VanderMeer, author of "The Steampunk Bible," juried this multimedia show.
VanderMeer also is providing the arts center with artwork and pages from his forthcoming book, "The Steampunk User's Manual."
"The Invention of Steampunk" Regional/second floor foyer galleries, through Sept. 13 Trace the history of steampunk, its inspiration and many influences. The exhibit includes pieces on loan from Rosemount Museum, Steelworks Museum and the Bessemer Historical Society.
"Wild Wild West"
King Gallery, through Sept. 27 Works from the arts center collection, as well as Rosemount and Steelworks museums, are featured here, providing a look at steampunk's Old West inspiration.
-- Amy Matthew
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