Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries presents "Let Me Come Home" Curated by Alan Barrows - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries presents "Let Me Come Home" Curated by Alan Barrows

February 11, 2019
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7622

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries in The Village at Ed Gould Plaza announce Let Me Come Home, an art exhibition exploring concepts of home and homelessness, opening Thursday, March 21. Happening during the Center’s 50th anniversary year with a run through May 31, the exhibit will be on display during the Center’s opening celebration for the historic Anita May Rosenstein Campus in April. Once complete, the Campus will greatly expand the Center’s housing resources for LGBT youth and seniors.

Guest curator Alan Barrows puts it this way: “It is impossible not to be aware of homelessness and the impact of losing one’s home, whether it’s due to natural disaster, economic change, or discrimination. Especially in our LGBT community, at-risk seniors, youth, and trans people are disproportionately affected by the crisis of homelessness.”

He continues: “This exhibition will feature well-known artists as well as artists for whom this is their first exhibition. My aim is to show how fragile it is to keep a safe place to live and also to highlight the Center’s commitment to providing emergency and permanent housing for those who need it most.”

Works by the acclaimed queer artist and activist David Wojnarowicz and the trailblazing transgender artist Greer Lankton will be exhibited along with works by 15 other artists. A free opening night reception will be held on Thursday, March 21, from 7–9 p.m. in the galleries and in The Village courtyard. Trans Chorus of Los Angeles will perform songs following a presentation ceremony by Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

The public is invited.

Participating artists include Jane Bauman, Michael Becker, Zackary Drucker, Robbie Gordon, Greer Lankton, Andrew Overtoom, Skip Snow, David Wojnarowicz, Eli Yomtov, and Rhonda Zwillinger.

The exhibition opens March 21, 2019 and runs until May 31, 2019.

WHAT:
Let Me Come Home

A group art exhibition curated by Alan Barrows

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries

The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
(one block east of Highland Ave., just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)

WHEN:
Opening Reception
Thursday, March 21
7–9 p.m.

ADMISSION:
FREE

PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, parking is no longer available onsite. Limited parking is available at our Highland Annex facility, one block north of The Village at 1220 N. Highland Ave. Please allow extra time to find street parking or choose public transportation or a ride sharing service.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.


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