Queer Cultural Center’s Creative Labor, Opening Reception and Maker Faire, June 5

Lorenzo Cardim DeAlmeida

Lorenzo Cardim DeAlmeida, “There is No Glitter Here” performance. Image courtesy of the artist.

Presented as part of the 2016 National Queer Arts FestivalCreative Labor: Queer-It-Yourself (QIY) Expo and Faire focuses on how material and immaterial labor manifests itself in the work of queer Bay Area artists– from writing code to weaving on a loom. The exhibition focuses on the use of traditional craft techniques in non-traditional ways, new media work that uses code and image processing to weave narrative and experimental structures across platforms, and the idea of the Craft, Maker, and Pop-Up marketplaces as alternative models for economic and aesthetic transactions.

The QIY Faire and opening reception for Creative Labor on Sunday, June 5 from 1:00–4:00 pm will feature queer arts and crafts, zines, artisan products, and inventive creations of all type. Exhibiting artists will present QIY workshops and hands-on demos during the Faire. The Faire is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting Artists

Indira Allegra
Carlo Abruzzese
Bren Ahearn
EG Crichton, 
Jamee Crusan
Torreya Cummings
Lorenzo Cardim
Kadet Kuhne
Evie Leder
Mia Nakano
Ramekon O’Arwisters
Kolbe Roper
Tim Roseborough
Jeremy Chase Sanders
Micah Elizabeth Scott
Angie Wilson
Debra Walk

Maker Faire Artists and Artisans

Audacious IAM
Anna Anti-Palidrome
Micah Bazant
Corey Brown and Ary Smith
Cartoon Art Museum
Jamee Crusan
Roxana Dhada
Alexander Hernandez
E. Salvador Hernandez
Heather C. Lou
Dorian Katz
E. Oscar Maynard
Radar Productions
ObsidianMoon Astrology
Liam Peters
Ramekon O’Arwisters
Ritual and Repeat
Wild Fancy Design

Creative Labor is presented at SOMArts in partnership with the Queer Cultural Center and the National Queer Arts Festival.

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