QUEER|ART|PRIDE is an annual summer showcase of new and recently completed work by Alumni of Queer|Art|Mentorship.
Produced in partnership with Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during LGBT Pride Month, the second Annual Queer|Art|Pride took place over two days from June 21-22, 2018. Additional Pride programming has been organized in partnership with Macy’s, June 19-30.
June 21-22 @ Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Queer|Art: "We Dream in Color"
June 19-30 @ Macy's
151 W. 34th St. in Herald Square, 9th Floor
This is our second year organizing Queer|Art|Pride, which is presented as part of Pride@Wythe, an annual takeover of the Wythe Hotel’s multiple event spaces during Pride Week, with parties and performances and screenings and other good stuff, organized in partnership with various LGBTQ orgs and promoters. Queer|Art will again be taking over the Wythe’s beautiful downstairs jewel box cinema/theater, which seats 70 people and has a private bar. Additional Pride programming in the form of a pop-up installation at Macy's–Herald Square, 9th Floor will be on view June 19-30.
Our focus for Queer|Art|Pride is to celebrate recently completed work by graduates of the Mentorship program (now entering its eighth year) and to create a space for taking risks among friends. Over the course of two nights, Queer|Art will present three programs - QA|Pride: Live (hosted by Moe Angelos of The Five Lesbian Brothers) on June 21st; QA|Pride: Cinema (featuring a work-in-progress viewing of a new film by Rodrigo Bellott) on June 22nd; and the QA|Pride: Alumni Art Jam (hosted by The Illustrious Blacks) also on June 22nd.
Queer|Art|Pride will showcase new and recent work by Queer|Art alumni: Camilo Godoy, Melissa Li, Tommy Pico, Nicole Goodwin, Justin Sayre, Justine Williams, Sasha Wortzel, Morgan Bassichis, Samantha Nye, Guadalupe Rosales, Eva Peskin, Kerry Downey, and Michael de Angelis (with ANIMALS), and their collaborators.
5% of ticket sales for all events during Pride at Wythe will be donated to Visual AIDS, a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS.
Queer|Art|Pride: "WE DREAM IN COLOR"
"We Dream In Color" is a vibrant installation for Pride conceived by two alumni of our Queer|Art|Mentorship program, Nicole Goodwin and Samantha Nye, and features work by several of their collaborators and friends. Additional performances, conversations, and other activities with Queer|Art artists will animate the room throughout June.
The left and right walls have been curated by Goodwin with QAM Alum Zachary Frater and Renee Royale, and feature artworks by Christian Cisneros, Kendrick Daye, Ricardo Osmond Francis, Gary J. Higgins II, Felli Maynard, Flash O’Boy feat. Raisin (mural), Bryant Small, and Moréna Wells. The central wall features an installation by Nye.
Viewers are invited to sit, relax, sparkle, and reflect: PRIDE IS A SPECTRUM INFLUENCED BY CIRCUMSTANCE.