Winston Contemporary Art Gallery presents "And Through Their Eyes Grow Thorns" opening reception
Houston's LGBTQ community comes together for "And Through Their Eyes Grow Thorns: An Exploration of Storytelling Through The Art & Eye of Queer Artist of Color," a one-of-a-kind exhibit that can be experienced both virtually and through social distancing at Winston Contemporary Art. The exhibit kicks off International Pride month and is the brainchild of exhibit curator & artist, Kevin Dapree Anderson.
"As people, we show the world our beauty only to consciously remain guarded, often unprotected from societal injustices," says Anderson. "As a same-gender loving man, I have watched and experienced the injustices projected on LGBTQ people of color from homophobia, racism, classism, stigma, and self- hatred. Through it all, I have experienced a community of victors. And Through Their Eyes Grow Thorns is a reflection of a communities strength and resiliency."
The exhibit will feature local visual artists Mark Arceneaux, Gerard Caliste, Veronique Meggett, Ashley "Pinklomein" Price, Abiola Wabara, and Tempest Williams.
The opening reception can be experienced virtually at 6 pm, and in-person via social distancing at 7 pm. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through July 25.