June First Friday at Out North:
Celebrating Pride and Our LGBTQ Roots
For Pride month Out North returns to its LGBTQ roots, proudly reconfirming its commitment the community through its first LGBTQ Exhibit in the new downtown gallery, “Personal Queerness”. The exhibit features work from emerging and established artists living in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Each artist presents a personal visual narrative. The LGBTQ community has come a long way in the last decades to secure rights and protections, and become visible and accepted, or in some cases merely tolerated, in the mainstream, but the struggles of LGBTQ people are far from over. This exhibit reminds viewers that the personal is still political, and that to be true to one’s self is often the strongest form of resistance and the truest way to effect change.
The exhibit features beautiful works that are as diverse in thought as they are in execution, thus making room a wide range of expression. While personal queerness is at the heart of every piece, the intersectionality with multiple facets of the artists’ lives make the exhibit rich and germane. The works presented include video installations, drawing, painting, and photography. Participating artists include:
Jenny Miller with a video installation called “A Conversation With Me In Inupiaq”; Indra Arriaga painting and photographs; Whisper, aka The Formidable Artist with drawings and graphic art; Dana Hite paintings; and Jesus Cuellar, photographs and drawings.
What: “Personal Queerness” Exhibit Opening Reception.
When: June 1, 2018 from 5:30-8 pm; Gallery hours are Saturdays from 12-4 pm through the month
Where: Out North Gallery, 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
For questions or more information, contact Indra Arriaga at 907.952.1959 or at email@example.com
Out North advances contemporary art in Anchorage by presenting experimental work, supporting under-represented voices and encouraging cultural dialogue.
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