Nov 14, 2017
134 Blackington Hall
Pitt-Johnstown will host a talk and book-signing by artist and Johnstown native Olivia Locher, photographer and newly published author of I Fought the Law.
In her book, Olivia renders a series of images that creatively poke fun at some of the more absurd laws in effect in the United States.
Each photo is a tongue-in-cheek rebellion that intentionally violates some absurd state law, most of which are outdated or bizarrely specific. Why is it illegal in California to ride bikes in swimming pools? Why in Kansas can't wine be served in teacups? Why is it illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama?
These and other weirdly outdated laws provide a rich source of material for this talented young artist.
The event is being sponsored by The Finer Things Club, a student organization dedicated to promoting the arts on campus and in the community.
Finer Things Club