LGBT Art Show comes to Anchorage

- a guest post by Zirrus VanDevere, owner of Art Works Gallery on the Kenai Peninsula, and author of the "Art Seen" column in the Redoubt Reporter.
I own Art Works Gallery in Soldotna, Alaska, and recently held an invitational exhibit called "Celebrate". The show was inspired by a speech President Obama gave to the Human Rights Campaign, and in it, he backed the LGBT community with no compromise, and I was incredibly moved.

I wanted this exhibit to be a celebration of the steps forward, rather than a rant, and feel that the artists rose to the challenge.

The Peninsula Clarion ran an article about it, and the response was entirely positive. I expected some sort of adverse reaction, but got absolutely NONE. It may actually be safe to come out on the Kenai Peninsula!

The show will now travel to Anchorage where the Out North Theater will display it in the large gallery space with new entries added to it. The show opens May 21st and runs through June 26th. Contact if you'd like to add your "voice".

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