Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens celebrating local LGBTQ+ artists with new exhibition

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Posted at 11:53 AM, May 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 11:53:48-04

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."

Mwanga Katika Giza By Geno Harris

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"Mwanga Katika Giza" mixed media by Geno Harris

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 or call 586-469-8666.

For more information on Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, visit