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Vanguard Social

Visions of Southern Queer Resistance

Opening Reception
May 27 | 7p-9p

Exhibit Dates
May 27 - June 12, 2022


The Arts Center
Free & Open For Public Viewing

Empowering and uplifting the QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color) experience, Southern Equality Studios highlight the works of 20 Southern QTBIPOC artists to emphasize the pivotal role of Black queer and trans creatives in the push for liberation. Their resistance underscores the need for solidarity throughout communities that are unequivocally marginalized by way of systemic oppression.


The basic understanding that creativity can not only be used as a means of exploring the intersections of identity, but also as a catalyst to affect substantial change within society. Viewers of the exhibition are encouraged to thoroughly consider the role they personally assume in relation to movements that call for the decolonization of our social structures and the empowerment of underserved communities.

Southern QTBIPOC Featured Artists

Artist - Angela Fegan

Angela Davis Fegan

(she/her)
Asheville, NC

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Artist - Ayeola Omolara Whitworth

Ayeola Omolara Whitworth

(she/her)

Atlanta, GA

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Charmaine Hurst

(she/her)

Atlanta, GA

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Beaux Xavier

(they/them)

Atlanta, GA

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Artist - Demetria Marie

Demetria Marie Mosley

(she/they)

Columbia, SC

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Artist - Gabby Groos

Gabby Groos

(all pronouns)

Tampa, FL

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Artist - Gemynii

Gemynii

(she/her)

Durham, NC

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D Gonzalez

(they/them)

Asheville, NC

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Artist - Jae House

Jae House

(he/they)

Tallahassee, FL

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Artist - Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

(he/him)

Mebane, NC

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Artist - Josiah Walker

Josiah Walker

(he/him)

Fort Washington, MD

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Artist - Kassamira CH

Kassamira Carter-Howard

(she/her)

Washington, DC

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Artist - Kenyatta Boseman

Kenyatta Bosman

(they/them)

Louisville, KY

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Lena Gray

(she/her)

Blacksburg, VA

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Shaïna M. Caceres-Doliny

(they/them)

Greensboro, NC

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Lennie Vernet

(he/him)

Smithfield, NC

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Shanisia Person

(they/them)

Atlanta, GA

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Terrell Washington

(he/him)

Atlanta, GA

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Exhibit Curator

Liz Williams

(she/they)

Asheville, NC

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Exhibit Curator

Carolyn Rose-Grayson

(she/they)

Fayetteville, NC

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Everything we are surrounded by, has a story to tell. Everyone and everything have gone through its own journey. Never discount anyone’s voice because everyone is an expert in their own experience.

Artist Lennie Vernet

All art is, is an expression of the artists consciousness and therein what they find beautiful in the broadest meaning of the word.

Artist Shanisia Person

Schedule A Gallery Tour

The Arts Council holds its commitment to preserve public health and safety. ​

 

Contact the Arts Council to inquire about gallery availability, adjusted gallery hours, or any restrictions that may apply prior to scheduling a gallery tour.

MEDIA DAY

MAY 27 | 6P-8P
THE ARTS CENTER

Several exhibit artists and the curators will be on-site and available for interviews during the Opening Receptionr.

 

ALL MEDIA IS WELCOMED TO ATTEND.

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Exhibit Supported By

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