Art Exhibition – PASSION: Lesbian Visions 2009, Curated by Heidi Russell

by Judith Z. Miller © 2008

by Judith Z. Miller © 2008

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/

Press Inquiries: heidirussellpublicist@gmail.com or 646.272.8879

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About artistsoulspeaks

Judith Z. Miller, aka "Zelda," lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe; she writes as a way of coping with its beauty, sensuality, frustrations and ecstasies. In NYC, she has read at events sponsored by organizations such as Nehirim, Zeek Magazine, Essentuality, and at venues such as Blue Stockings, The Jewish Community Center, Wow Café Theatre - and late at night to her girlfriends in bed. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Judith was trained as an actress in Washington DC, co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre, acted in numerous productions, created original performance material and was awarded an NEA Arts Management Fellowship in Theatre. Judith is a self-trained visual artist who is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition. She draws and creates primal sculpture and wearable art from trees, stones and found objects, which she fashions into ritual staffs, wearable amulets, and employs in healing rituals. She was profiled in The Daily News; the subject of feature articles in Mann About Town magazine, Home News Tribune, In Brooklyn, The Park Slope Paper, The Wave, and The Daily Sitka Sentinel, and featured on NY-1 Television. In 2008 her paper “Sometimes a Tree Isn’t Just a Tree,” was read at the First International LSP-and Translation Studies Oriented Textual Analysis conference at Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. Judith was the founder and director of ZAMO! representing a multi-cultural mix of world-class GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO ® award-winning performing artists for over 20 years. She taught self-promotion for performers, presented by organizations such as The Field, The Red Tent Women’s Project and the Brooklyn Arts Counsel. She was the Chief Rhythm officer of Microfundo, a crowdfunding platform supporting musicians worldwide. She was a 2011 British Airways Face-to-Face Opportunity contest winner traveling to Thailand where she met with indigenous woodcarvers and shaman. A healing ritual artist, she created Zelda's Body Breathing Healing System (TM), and offers private sessions and workshops. Judith (Zelda) resides in Port Henry New York.
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