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FOLLOW UP: Alliance Southern California Meeting, El Fuego Dentro

At the El Fuego Dentro Alliance Meeting: (L-R) David Frantz, Curator at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Glenne McElhinney, Director of Impact Stories,  Queen Victoria Ortega Transgender Activist, Dante Alencastre, Director/Producer of El Fuego Dentro, C. Jerome Woods, Director of  The  Black LGBT Project,  Greg Day, Director of the California LGBT Arts Alliance. 

El Fuego Dentro: film screening, Q & A with the artist, Alliance meeting and mixer: presented by the California LGBT Arts Alliance and the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Thursday November 8th, 2012, at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles.

The California LGBT Arts Alliance would like to express our thanks to David Frantz and the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives for co producing this event.   We would also like to thank our event sponsors:  The City of West Hollywood, Impact Stories, The Black LGBT Project, Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, OUTFEST and INSTALL: WeHo.

Twenty artists, organizational reps and supporters attended.  Organizational reps included, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, The Black LGBT Project, Autry National Center, Impact Stories and the Fairoaks Project.

The evening began with a welcome by David Frantz Curator at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. Greg Day Director of  the California LGBT Arts Alliance welcomed Alliance members and  introduced film maker Dante Alencastre.  Dante  introduced his film El Fuego Dentro, which documents Transgender activism in his native country of Peru.  After the film screening Mr. Alencastre was joined by Queen Victoria Ortega, a Los Angeles Transgender activist, for a lively Q & A session about the film and it’s importance to the community it presents.  Mr. Alencastre talked about his creative process and personal journey in making this film.  Ms Ortega talked about similarities and differences to the Los Angeles Transgender community and the importance of activism in securing Transgender rights.

The artist’s presentation was followed by an Alliance meeting and mixer.

 

Alliance members tour Mapplethorpe exhibit

Alliance members tour the Getty Center’s In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit

The California LGBT Arts Alliance toured the In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit at the Getty Center on January 9th. Getty exhibition curator Paul Martineau led the tour with an engaging presentation about Robert Mapplethorpe’s history and process as an artist.  After the tour Alliance members and friends attended the lecture Working With Mapplethorpe moderated by Philip Gefter and featuring Brian English, Judy Linn and Robert Sherman. It was an exciting evening for all. The Alliance would like to thank Getty Associate Curator Paul Martineau, Community Relations Coordinator Antonio Campos and Education Specialist Peter Tokofsky for inviting us to attend.

Alliance members and friends with Getty Curator Paul Martineau (center right with tie) at the In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit.

Alliance Southern California Pride Events June 2013

Alliance Southern California Pride Events June 2013:

Sunday June 2nd, Noon – 8 p.m.

Install WeHo 

Sponsored by the California LGBT Arts Alliance

Location: El Tovar Lot, next to the Shepard Fairey Elephant mural 
626 N. Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood.

Free with suggested donation of $20

Free validated parking for this event is available on site in the five-story parking structure.

Held for the first time last year, Install:WeHo returns with an exploration of what it means to be a ‘Good Queer’. In this one  day exploration of visual and performance art, queer artists create installations in shipping pods/U-Hauls that appear overnight in the El Tovar Parking lot, forming a one-day temporary pop-up queer arts village, complete with a performance stage curated by Apt 3F on a flatbed truck. 


www.installweho.com

www.weho.org/pride 

Wednesday June 5th,  7:00 – 9:30 PM

MY LIFE IN 3 EASY PAYMENTS! by Dale Guy Madison

Presented by the California LGBT Arts Alliance, the Black LGBT Project and One City One Pride

Location:  Council Chambers. West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA  90069

There will be a Q & A with the artist after the performance.

Moderator: C. Jerome Woods, Founder/Director of the Black LGBT Project

Inspired by Sunset Boulevard, Valley of the Dolls, Dreamgirls, drag queens, Diana Ross, African storytelling and his own unique experience of selling products on live television, Dale Guy Madison tells a humorous interactive story through spoken word, songs, stories and video footage of his life.

Free validated parking for this event is available on site in the five-story parking structure.

All are welcome at this free public event.

rsvp: calgbtarts@gmail.com

www.weho.org/pride         www.calgbtartsalliance.com

 

 

Saturday June 8th, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

JOHN PALATINUS at drkrm gallery

Sponsored by the California LGBT Arts Alliance

Mid-Century Male Physique Photography
 Exhibition June 8 – June 29, 2013

Artist Reception Saturday June 8, 7-10 pm

Location: drkrm gallery, 933 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

213.928.0973
  info@drkrm.com

drkrm is pleased to present the male physique photography of John Palatinus, one of the pioneering physique photographers of the 1950′s. Along with Lon of New York, Bruce of Los Angeles, and Bob Mizer of Athletic Model Guild, he helped create a whole new genre of male photography. He was a major influence on Robert Mapplethorpe and may be one of the last living photographers from the 1950′s golden era of physique photography. 

This exhibition will be on view from June 8th through June 29th, 2013 with an Artist reception on Saturday, June 8 from 7-10pm.

Wednesday June 12th, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

 Queer API Artists Present:

 Featuring: D’Lo, Viet Le & SKIM

 Presented by the California LGBT Arts Alliance and One City One Pride

Location:  Council Chambers. West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA  90069

An evening of performances and presentations by Queer API artists exploring art practice as activism, identity formation and creating community, followed by a Q & A session moderated by Alice Y. Hom, the Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

All are welcome at this free public event.

Free validated parking for this event is available on site in the five-story parking structure.

rsvp: calgbtarts@gmail.com

www.weho.org/pride         www.calgbtartsalliance.com

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Wednesday June 26th, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

How AIDS Changed American Art: A Lecture by Jonathan David Katz PhD

The lecture will be followed by a Q & A with Dr. Katz and a reception at the ONE Gallery

Presented by the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, California LGBT Arts Alliance and One City One Pride

Location: West Hollywood Library City Council Chambers

625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Reception for Jonathan Katz, 8:30-9:30pm

Location: ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Exhibition on view: Joey Terrill: Just What Is It About Today’s Homos That Makes Them So Different, So Appealing?

All are welcome to this free public event

Free parking for this event is available with validation in the West Hollywood garage located on site off of El Tovar Place.

http://www.onearchives.org/

www.calgbtartsalliance.com

www.weho.org/pride

Jonathan David Katz PhD is the director of the Visual Studies doctoral program at the State University of New York in Buffalo. He was co-curator of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Katz’s work explores the intersection of art history and queer history, which he considers one of the busiest, yet least studied, intersections in American culture. Dr. Katz is currently co-curating AIDS/Art/America, that will open at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2016.

 

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