Museum of Work & Culture to Host Speakers for Steampunk Exhibit Finale

What: Closing Event for Thunder & Steam: A Steampunk Fine Art Exhibit at the Museum of Work & Culture

When: Saturday, July 29, 12-4pm

Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.

Event Admission: Free

The Museum of Work & Culture will host a grand closing event on Saturday, July 29, 12-4pm, for Thunder & Steam: History Reimagined, an exhibition of Steampunk fine art.

The closing will include presentations by Joey Marsocci (Dr. Grymm) on his steampunk costume creatures and creations.

Steampunk attire is welcome at the closing, but not required.

The exhibit, organized by Harsh Reality Ltd., includes 40 works by 14 artists, including pen & ink, illustration, oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, and mixed media.

Begun as a literary genre in the 1980s, Steampunk is the melding of two worlds; the contemporary and the Victorian age. Based largely on the mythos of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, with an occasional smattering of Lovecraft, Steampunk has two distinct tracks: postapocalyptic, in which the world has been destroyed and people have resorted to the technology of the steam age to power and re-create the technology of the recent past, and altered history with ramped-up technology and science fiction in the Victorian and Early Edwardian era.