4/2/2019

Opening Reception for Civil Disobedience: Celebrating Queer Narratives

Da Vinci Art Alliance Group Exhibition

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ART EXHIBITION - THROUGH JUNE 29
Open daily 8am-10pm, East Alcove Gallery, International House Philadelphia. Free and open to the public.
CURATED BY DA VINCI ART ALLIANCE
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 2 at 6pm


Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, this summer Lightbox Film Center will feature a series of films that come out of this pivotal moment in the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights. Just as American history has been broadly shaped by the politics of dissent, affecting everything from our labor laws to foreign policy, protest has continued to shape LGBTQ acceptance and liberation. Along with resistance and protest, the LGBTQ rights movement is also characterized by pride: enduring celebration of identity and love that empowers marginalized and antagonized communities to create change.

In partnership with Lightbox, Da Vinci Art Alliance will curate this related exhibition, Civil Disobedience: Celebrating Queer Narratives. This group exhibition celebrates the history of queer resilience and protest, art that celebrates a community that is unafraid to speak its mind. Political, personal, and timely, the exhibition will feature a mixture of photographs, paintings, and mixed media artworks juried by Warren Muller of Bahdeebahdu.

Image: detail from Rainbow Smiles by Selene Nunez-Cruz