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April 27, 2016 Comments Off on Seattle Public Library Re-Teams With SAM For “Legendary Children” Views: 2169 *Dragolicious, *The Strangeways Report, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Ball Culture, Cabaret, DJ Dance Party, Drag, Nightlife, Seattle Drag

Seattle Public Library Re-Teams With SAM For “Legendary Children”

Art: Kerstin Graudins

Art: Kerstin Graudins

Last summer, the Seattle Public Library teamed with Seattle Art Museum for “Legendary Children” a night time event that honored the “ball culture” scene as featured in the documentary film Paris is Burning. The SPL and SAM partnered with local Queer and Trans People of Color artists and groups to present performances and interactive events for the entire community.

That event was so successful, the Library and SAM are committed to the return of those “Legendary Children” with an all new party happening this Friday, April 29th at the Seattle Art Museum from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. The event is FREE but it’s best to reserve a spot by pre-registering to attend. Click HERE to snag your spot. Oh, and this is also a chance to check out SAM’s current big exhibit “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” for free as well. Wiley, a queer artist of color, has earned raves for this show but the clock is ticking to check it out; the exhibit must end May 8th.

RANDERSON ROMUALDO CORDEIRO, 2008, KEHINDE WILEY.

Randerson Romualdo Cordeiro, 2008, KEHINDE WILEY.

Here’s all the poo about Friday night’s event complete with list of scheduled performers:

Join us for a night of the beautiful, the transgressive and the unique as we celebrate QTPOC communities. With performances, DJs and art from some of Seattle’s most talented queer artists and community conversations sparked by queer and transgender communities of color and the “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” exhibit. This is an evening of representation, dance, empowerment, art and social justice that transforms through QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear.

Enjoy performances, DJs and art by some of Seattle’s most talented queer artists. Take part in community conversations sparked by the exhibition “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic”. This evening is about representation, dance, empowerment, art and social justice, with QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear.

HOSTS
Regine Dynasty, Aleksa Manila

MUSIC
DJ Riz
DJ Reverend Dollars

PUBLIC RUNWAY CURATORS
Dani Tirrel, Jade Vogelsang

FEATURED PERFORMERS
Ade
Aeon Fux
Aleksa Manila
Amora Dior Black
Atasha Manila
Ebo Barton
Garfield Hillson
Imani Simons
SassyBlack
YouthSpeaks

COPRESENTED WITH
boss ladies of color
collective of geniuses/ rad care
defeathiv community advisory board
fred hutch diversity council
gay city
gender justice league
house of marco marco
la sala
longhouse media
lgbtq allyship
lions main art collective
#lulunation
northwest african american museum
nubian pride
pride asia
office of arts & culture
seattle lgbt commission
seattle queer & trans people of color haven
seattle vaccine trials unit community adivsory board
vera project
youth speaks seattle

 

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