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Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Check out the GLCC

I've been organizing shows for the the Pittsburgh GLCC.
The goal is to showcase some great talent from the local LGBTQA Community and bring people to the GLCC.
The next show is in April.
Here' s the details:

Expanding Dreams at the GLCC

Pittsburgh, PA April 1, 2012- Anna Bender & the Queer Arts Collective showcased at the Pittsburgh GLCC.

Experimental Photography and visual stories by local arts will be on display at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh. Expanding Dreams reflect a recent arrival at a new aesthetic realm of texture, play, and discovery of self. “Queer” is an umbrella term for the unconventional or non- mainstream. Once considered very derogatory, younger generations have re-appropriated the word to identify a more outsider lifestyle in politics and philosophy as well as sexuality. This will be the first ever public showing of Anna Bender and the Queer Arts Collective.

Exhibition runs from: Sunday April 1st to May 24
Gallery Opening: Sunday April 1st 6pm- to 9pm

Anna Bender is a freelance photographer and graphic designer with a strong love for animals and Belly dancing. Anna knew her purpose from an early age: to observe the world, capture the beauty she sees, and share the vision with others. Originally from Ohio she now resides and works in Pittsburgh after earning a BFA at Syracuse University in the School of Art & Design.

The Queer Arts Collective is open to everyone Queer, artistic, verbally creative, and/or supportive and just like to be around creativity in a no-pressure fun environment. The contribution of each member is the visual evidence of her or his individual artistic pursuits. The QAC meets around Pittsburgh to brainstorm, get input & motivation, share ideas, techniques and materials. Many share their stories about Queer life in some visual form.

Pittsburgh Gay & Lesbian Community Center provides the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding and equality within the LGBT communities and the community-at-large. The GLCC will work toward these goals through education, social support, networking and advocacy.

210 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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