What: The SF LGBT Community Center Presents The Queer Ancestors Project Exhibition
When: Opening event Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6–9pm. Exhibition on view April 6–May 16, 2014.
Where: The LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street
How Much: Free admission
The work of these young artists ages 18–26 honors shape-shifters and shamans, rioters and revolutionaries, sailors and songbirds, immigrants and refugees, blessings and blasphemies. The opening event includes a panel discussion, 6–7pm, and an artist reception & print sale, 7–9pm.
Exhibiting artists include: Corey Brown, Joan Chen, Jared Clifton, Amman Desai, Paula Graciela Kahn, Amirah Mizrahi, Courtney Stock & Terry Xiao, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin
The Queer Ancestors Project is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing young Queer adults (age 18 to 26) free interdisciplinary workshops in the Chrysalis Print Studio at SOMArts Cultural Center in printmaking and Queer history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the large community can glimpse our collective future.
The Project is generously supported by The San Francisco Arts Commission, SOMArts, Chrysalis Studio, and The San Francisco LGBT Community Center and the Zellerbach Foundation.