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

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) Bio Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Currently, under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda is developing Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. She is also producing ZELDA’S Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties that will produce original wearable art for a new UpState Artists Clothing Collection representing artists of the region. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.
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