Opens October 12, 2012MudFire Gallery and ceramicist Kathy King have joined forces to create a very special exhibition that will coincide with Atlanta's 42nd Annual PRIDE Festival. Kathy was kind enough to curate the show and select artists for this invitation. Participating artists were asked to create work in a show of support for the LGBT community. The results are humorous, heartfelt, insightful, affectionate and occasionally off-color.
Participating artists were invited, regardless of their own sexual preference, to show their support of the LGBT community by sending 1-2 works of art. The show opens the same weekend as Atlanta's 42nd Annual PRIDE Festival being held October 13th-14th. If you have ever been to Atlanta for PRIDE you know it is an incredible event with one of the most spectacular parades in the country with over 5,000 very colorful people attending the festival!
In the spirit of PRIDE, we requested works for the show that celebrate or reflect upon the LGBT community, but that could also address themes of tolerance and diversity. Artists were invited to to take aim at their favorite bigots, to employ humor, wield sarcasm, affectionately document, or just show their colors.
The resulting exhibit is as diverse as the community it celebrates, and certainly one of the liveliest we have had the pleasure to host. We hope you enjoy it as well!
We'll kick off the exhibit with a celebration and artist reception on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
Work will post in preview mode by October 8, and will be available for purchase starting Noon on Friday, October 12, 2012.