Via press release:
“Old is Not a Dirty Word” celebrates PRIDE with queer womxn over 50 who continue to express their creativity and revel in the inspiration that compels them, including a live showcase of hand-stitched burlesque fashion.
From June 20 through July 20, 2019 Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) features a group show of queer women artists and performers over the age of 50 to celebrate PRIDE. Old is Not a Dirty Word: Dykes Over 50 celebrates womxn as vital participants in the current creative workforce. The show rebels against the stereotype that older women, especially lesbians, have had their day and are now up on the shelf to be consulted as “elders.” Instead, CoCA worked with Lamar Van Dyke to create an exhibit that disrupts that belief and presents an extravaganza of art and performances created by self-identified dykes who, despite blatant sexism in the art world, continue to express their creativity and revel in the inspiration that compels them.
Old is Not a Dirty Word: Dykes Over 50 includes artwork by Lamar Van Dyke, Zoe Harris, Kathy Ross, Ingrid Berkhout, Marni Jenkins, Bear Dyson, Ann Coppel, Saundra Fleming, Tamara the Trapeze Lady, and Strawhat.
Additionally, Tamara the Trapeze Lady will present her hand-stitched burlesque costumes in a burlesque fashion show and performance from 7-8pm in and around the gallery during monthly Pioneer Square Artwalk on July 11. Of special note, Pioneer Square’s community Artwalk in July has moved to 2nd Thursday of the month due to the Independence Day holiday.
CoCA is a nonprofit gallery that serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of Contemporary Art. This is the fourth show in the 2019 exhibition season, a year dedicated to amplifying female-identified voices and themes. #fightsilence
Old is Not a Dirty Word: Dykes Over 50
Exhibition dates: June 20 – July 20, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-9PM featuring a burlesque fashion show. NOTE: Pioneer Square’s community Artwalk in July has moved to 2nd Thursday of the month due to the Independence Day holiday.
Exhibition and all events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104
Public gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm