Salon Series

Salon Series

It is through conversation that communities thrive. These programs are intended to bring conversation back into our modern lives – welcome to the afternoon
Salon Series.

Inspired by the 16th Century European movement, the "salon" was an informal intellectual gathering popular through the late 19th Century. Today’s salons take many forms, from formal lectures to informal get-togethers at friends’ homes.

Join the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center in the Civic Center Auditorium for select 1st Wednesday’s throughout the year.

Interested in becoming an afternoon speaker? Please email Jenni Shelton. The museum offers a $100 honorarium. Please no sales presentations.

Programs begin at 3pm.

upcoming Salon Series

film screening: right to harmRight to Harm film cover

Date: November 4, 2020
Time 3:00 pm
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Cost: FREE!
THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL ATTENDANCE LIMITS

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, RIGHT TO HARM exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. 

The film features agricultural economist John Ikerd, who abandoned industry beliefs after a 14 – year career as a livestock marketing specialist. After the farm crisis of the 1980s he realized, “The farmers who were in the biggest trouble, were the ones doing the things we so - called experts were telling them to do.”

RIGHT TO HARM tracks the tribulations and triumphs of rural residents across America who are victims of the past 50 years of agricultural consolidation and the consequential laws that now govern the land. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators. Filmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher skillfully weave together five stories that span eight states from the Southwest to the Midwest to the Eastern Shore. Farmers, mothers, scientists, and politicians share intimate stories of how their lives were forever changed by factory farming. RIGHT TO HARM is an enlightening exploration that questions whether citizens are entitled to clean air and water, while examining the political issues that stand in the way of nationwide reform.

FILM SCREENING WILL BE DEPENDENT ON CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL RESCHEDULE IF NECESSARY. 


FILM SCREENING: CHASING CORALunderwater scene with coral, a diver, and fish

Date: January 6, 2021
Time 3:00 pm (film run time 1:29)
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Cost: FREE!
THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL ATTENDANCE LIMITS

Chasing Coral follows a team of divers, photographers, and scientists out to photograph the elusive process of coral bleaching, a phenomenon happening at an unprecedented rate around the world from warming ocean temperatures. The film took 3.5 years to make, features 500 hours of underwater footage, and submissions from over 30 countries. Film is rated PG. 

FILM SCREENING WILL BE DEPENDENT ON CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL RESCHEDULE IF NECESSARY. 




FILM SCREENING: RIGHT TO HARMcomposite image of a volcano exploding with person in foreground

Date: February 3, 2021
Time 3:00 pm (film run time 1:47)
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Cost: FREE!
THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL ATTENDANCE LIMITS

An exploration of active volcanoes in Indonesia (Mount Sinabung), Iceland, North Korea, and Ethiopia (Erta Ale), Werner Herzog follows volcanologist and co-director Clive Oppenheimer, who hopes to minimize the volcanoes’ destructive impact. Herzog's quest is to gain an image of our origins and nature as a species. He finds that the volcano is mysterious, violent, and rapturously beautiful and instructs that "there is no single one that is not connected to a belief system." Film is rated PG. 

FILM SCREENING WILL BE DEPENDENT ON CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL RESCHEDULE IF NECESSARY.