The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is proud to present its upcoming art exhibition, showcasing the talent of LGBTQ+ artists in Michigan in partnership with Suits and the City, whose mission is to promote the interests of LGBTQ+ persons in the Mid-Michigan area through education and advocacy and increase the visibility and integration of LGBTQ+ persons in the broader community through networking events.
This exhibition is a celebration of diversity and inclusivity, highlighting the unique perspectives and experiences of LGBTQ+ artists in the region. Attendees can expect to see a wide range of artworks, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, fiber, and mixed media pieces, all exploring the theme of LGBTQ+ identity and representation.
Save the date for the opening reception on Thursday, May 11 from 5 – 8 PM!
Mark your calendars and save the date for the upcoming LGBTQ+ opening reception on May 11th, 2023 from 5 to 8 PM. It’s going to be a great evening of contemporary art, a sound performance, and light refreshments will be served! So grab your friends and come show your support for the LGBTQ+ community!
In addition to the exhibition, the opening will also feature a performance art piece by Lorelei d’Andriole. Speaking of her work Lorelei states:
“Drawing upon lived experience and scholarly research, my art is committed to creating spaces of inclusion, at times by highlighting destructive conventions, power imbalances, and forces of exclusion by creating a fleeting oasis of shared sensibility. Following this trajectory, I am currently invested in illustrating connections between transgender studies and sound studies in my research and performance art practice. This has appeared in recent works that experiments with drum performance that have included incorporating queer performativity into rock drumming such as fisting the bass drum and injecting the snare drum with estrogen. Performing these working in front of audiences has promoted conversations about bodies and gender. It is my sincerest hope that my work be used as an example and as permission for other trans* people’s liberation, joy, and becoming.”
The inaugural LGBTQ+ exhibition was juried by a talented panel of artists and arts professionals including Jamie John (they/themme) of Traverse City, Sara Pulver (she/hers) of Lansing, and Nick Nortier (he/him) of Grand Rapids.
The LGBTQ+ Artist in Michigan Exhibition is generously supported by Suits and the City Lansing and Becky Ten Brink.