Artists’ Reception: Friday, July 10th, 2009, 7:00-10:00 pm
Show runs July 10th-25th
Hosted by: Leslie-Lohman Gallery of The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
26 Wooster Street (between Grand & Canal), New York, NY 10013 • 212-431-2609
Exhibition Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon to 6 pm, or by appointment 646.272.8879
Fresh Fruit Festival is pleased to present PASSION: Lesbian Visions 2009. Who occupies post-modern Lesbos? Fresh Fruit Festival has invited an international array of self-defined Lesbian artists to tell us along with what ignites their passion. A dynamic group of visionary artists have responded in a variety of disciplines. Their unique perspectives are revealed in this multi-media gallery show. Sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, video, film, poetry, prose, performance and participation art all involve the on-looker in the astounding range of creative passion and vision found in Lesbos circa 2009.
In addition to the opening artist reception, please join us for two special events for PASSION…
Tuesday, 14 July, 7-9 pm – Passions Ignite: An Evening of Performance Art
Tuesday, 21 July, 7-9 pm – Passions in Prose: An Evening of Literary Readings
Participating Artists Include:
Prinny Alavi, Jeanine Alfieri, Michele Amatrula, Lillian Binder, Stephanie Bonvissuto, Theresa Brown, Christa Burker, Cecy Canarte, Yoseli Castillo, Deborah Cherena, Felice Cohen, Maggie Cousins, Julie Crotty, Marge Doherty, Ana Ferrer, Judy Francesconi, DRED Gerestant, giegia, Liz Gold, Rainbow Dee, Joan Katz, Kerry Kehoe, Valerie King, Jill A. Kolodin, Rosita Librede Marulanda, Silver Light, Barbara Madsen, Judith Z. Miller, Lora Morgenstern, Mari Morimoto, Jennifer Pawlitscheck, Carol Polcovar, Ann Post, Janet Restino, Felicia Reyes, Fran Ryan, Caren Jo Shapiro, Gladys Sille, Chaney Sims, Rica Takashima, Fotini Vurgaropulou, Whisper, Katie White, Alina Wilczynski, YaliniDream, Heather Young, Ely Rosa Zamora, Lisa Zilker
About Fresh Fruit Festival
Yes, Fresh Fruit is a colorful and healthy snack. But it is also an inclusive International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cultural & Arts Festival held in Manhattan each July! All Out Arts’ and New Village Productions’ Fresh Fruit Festival feeds the spiritual and artistic souls of the LGBT and artistic communities. Fresh Fruit Festival’s mission is to share the LGBT community’s unique perspective, creativity and diversity and to build links between the LGBT, local, national and international artistic communities as well as to the general public. For more information and schedule of festival events, please visit www.freshfruitfestival.com.
THE LESLIE/LOHMAN GAY ART FOUNDATION is a public non-profit foundation established in 1990 to provide an outlet for art work that is unambiguously gay and which is frequently denied access to mainstream venues. The Foundation’s Leslie/Lohman Gallery mounts exhibitions of work in all media by gay and lesbian artists with an emphasis on subject matter that speaks directly to gay and lesbian sensibilities, including, erotic, political, romantic, and social imagery and providing special support for emerging and underrepresented artists. Its programs include regularly scheduled exhibitions, video events, workshop presentations of plays and poetry readings, artists’ and curator’s talks, panel discussions, a quarterly journal (The ARCHIVE), a membership program, an archive of artists files, a website, and a permanent collection of art. http://www.leslielohman.org/
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