Art Opening, Artist Talk, and Fundraiser with Kara Torres
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pride Center of Vermont
Join Burlington artist Kara Torres for a talk about their collection of art entitled "Queer-vangelical." The artist will share their personal experiences of being raised Evangelical while re-examining sexuality, sexual orientation and gender. Q & A and optional facilitated discussion will follow. Art will be available for sale, and 50% of proceeds from art sales will be donated to the Pride Center.
"Queer-vangelical" is an autobiographical collection of art pieces reflecting the artist's exploration of gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation from the late 90s to the present. Raised in rural Vermont amidst an Evangelical church community, "Queer-vangelical" tracks the artist's experience of coming out and reexamining the values of this community. Through 20-year-old doodles drawn in No. 2 pencil to contemporary acrylic paintings on canvas, the collection elucidates how the confluence of 80s morality and strict religious values impacted the artist's early experiences of gender and the development of alternative ways of being.
Kara Torres, who also operates under the name Fine Forager, is a Burlington-based artist best known for intricate, cartoon-style black & white line drawings and jewelry made from found objects.
For more information, go to www.pridecentervt.org
See more of Kara’s art on Instagram: @fine_forager