Gallery 788 presents: Spectrum 2nd Queer Art Show
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Gallery 788's Spectrum 2nd Queer Art Show is looking for queer and queer friendly artists in all media: visual artists, photographers, musicians, performance artists, film, video, etc. Information is below. Society is strange in its contradictory push for individuality and conformity. Scared to be the same as everybody else because it could mean mediocrity – yet afraid to be too different because it could mean risking acceptance. So we cover ourselves out of shame and fear. We live our lives behind partially drawn curtains, shining light only on the parts of ourselves we have deemed good enough to love. Gallery 788 invites everyone to pull back those curtains and unite the parts of ourselves that make us whole. Come celebrate the uniqueness in ourselves and in others and share in the love that makes us one-in-the-same at Spectrum: G788’s 2nd Annual Queer Art Show. Spectrum in its modern usage means there is a unifying theme at either end. We need more moments that cross the line of conformity to unite and celebrate our diversity. We need the arts to help bridge our differences and expand the fabric of our culture. In such serious times we also need to have some fun too. So with these words in mind we set forth a call for artist to show their colors and unite in a show that celebrates our individuality however we want to term it; queer, gay, lesbian, trans……human. Performaces by: Bambi Galore: Female drag queen burlesque - challenging social constructs created by the queer community, and bringing to life Baltimore's own famous character: Divine. TT THE ARTIST: Music and Visual Baltimore artist. Vibrant, party starting cross between singing and rap - a blend of hip hop, pop, and electronic. Jake Bee: Sloppy Witch Cabaret with a mix of witchy rituals and piano tunes Elise Drake: Guerilla performance artist challenging consumerist debilitations through queer and discordant figures and slogans. Cyrgus Black: Swoon over a serenade by this handsome drag king Vogue Empire: Collective of Talented Voguers from the Ballroom Cultural Horn and Pals: Singing along is highly encouraged with this folked up group of knee slappin, banjo playin pals!