DETROIT (WXYZ) — Anton Art Center announced its participation in “Mighty Real/Queer Detroit: Queer Imagination,” an exhibition featuring established and emerging Detroit artists, and artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.
The month-long exhibition, beginning June 1, is poised to become the largest exhibition of art by LGBTQ+ artists in metro Detroit offering a historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies.
"I have been creating as an artist since 2003, and never have I been able to exhibit with so many talented artists representing the LGBTQ community,” exhibiting artist Geno Harris said, “My pride is overflowing."
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Showcased in 16 locations across Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, “Mighty Real/Queer Detroit: Queer Imagination,” will feature 16 exhibitions, 140 artists, and 600 artworks. Anton Art Center, the only Macomb County location, will display over 70 artworks by 30 artists, including a virtual photo album posted on the center’s Facebook page.
An opening reception and an artist talk event, hosted by Macomb County Pride, will be held on Saturday, June 4th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Anton Art Center located at 125 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens.
For more information about the Anton Art Center, visit www.theartcenter.org or call 586-469-8666.
For more information on Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, visit www.mrqd.org.