Monday, March 27, 2017

Historia Queer de Larry La Fountain y Dave Buchen en Ponce





Presentación del libro Un breve y transformador relato de la historia queer, tercer volumen de la Enciclopedia Deiknumena, con marionetas. Esta colaboración entre el artista visual Dave Buchen y el escritor Larry La Fountain-Stokes consiste de un pequeño libro bilingüe (en inglés y español) con un texto informativo sobre temas de sexualidad, particularmente asuntos LGBT (sobre la experiencia de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgénerxs) y feministas.

La Librería El Candil está localizada en la Plaza Vilariño, Calle Unión esquina Calle Sol, 00730 Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Evento en Facebook aquí.

Ilustrado por Dave Buchen, el libro incluye muñecas de papel u objetos performativos que se pueden recortar y colorear. El libro es apto para niñas y niños mayores de 10 año y para adultos. La presentación incluirá dramatización de la historia queer puertorriqueña y de otros países, con menciones de figuras tales como Oscar Wilde, Luisa Capetillo (líder anarquista puertorriqueña), Gertrude Stein, James Baldwin, Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz, Ricky Martin, y otrxs. Habrá copias disponible a la venta a $15. Se podrán autografiar los libros.

Más información sobre El Candil en Facebook y Twitter.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

El Grito de Mi Raza: Arte Latino en Michigan




"El Grito de Mi Raza: Arte Latino en Michigan" (March 10-April 21, 2017) is a beautiful show at Ellen Kayrod Gallery, located in Midtown Detroit right on Woodward Ave, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD, and Detroit Artists Market. Co-curated by Diana Alva and Vito Valdez, it features Alvaro Jurado, Nora Chapa Mendoza, Mary A. Luevanos, J. Monte Martinez, Seri Erin Moran Martinez, George Vargas, and Peter Daniel Bernal. The works range from whimsical wood assemblages painted bright yellow (Jurado) and eye-catching popular culture-inspired collages (Vargas) to socially-inspired depictions of Latinx experience (Bernal) and beautiful depictions of animals (Mendoza). There is also a memorial painting in honor of Mary Laredo Herbeck, former  curator of the Ellen Kayrod Gallery who passed away in 2010. There is something for everyone in this show.

Join George Vargas and other artists next Friday, March 17 at 1pm for a lecture and panel discussion (free and open to the public). Ellen Kayrod Gallery is a project of the Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation and focuses primarily on artists 60 years of age and older. "El Grito de Mi Raza" showcases many Michigan artists with long careers but also includes young, recent arrivals such as Bernal, who moved from Texas to Detroit 1.5 years ago. The works range in price from $150 to several thousand dollars. Many of the artists in the show have been recognized in peer-reviewed arts publications.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bad Hombres and Nasty Women on Not My President's Day




Come to our Bad Hombres and Nasty Women: Not My President's Day Cabaret on Monday, February 10, 2017 in Ann Arbor! Join us for resistant readings, rants and raves! This will be an evening of uncensored performances - and in keeping with the BAD and NASTY theme EXPECT sexual content and obscenity. Please note the location has changed! We're at the Neutral Zone, 310 E Washington Avenue, Ann Arbor. We'll be asking for donations to support Planned Parenthood of Michigan!

Larry La Fountain will be doing a puppet show! Erin Markey will be the headliner! Lola von Miramar will be there in spirit!

MONDAY February 10, 2017
7:00-10:00pm
Neutral Zone
310 E Washington Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI

Facebook event here.

Article in The Huffington Post by Sara Warner here.

Twitter: visit https://twitter.com/badnastyevents for more information about simultaneous events across the country and press coverage.

DONATIONS: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-michigan

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