Jonathan Hopson Gallery presents "No Turns" opening reception
Jonathan Hopson presents "No Turns," a group exhibition celebrating Pride and the rich history of the Montrose neighborhood. The title references the sign restricting traffic on the street - "NO TURNS 7PM-6AM." The sign and others like it were originally installed in an effort to curb "cruising" through Montrose, historically known as the center of the gay and lesbian community of Houston.
"No Turns" celebrates Pride, a festival held annually in Houston since 1979. The festival takes place in June celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and their allies. Pride also commemorates the police raid of Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood 49 years ago, which is considered the beginning of the gay rights movement.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 29.