EVERYBODY in LOVE Features Artist/Curator Ricardo Osmondo Francis and Artist Gail Thacker of LeonidesArts Gallery from June 9-30 2015 at Brooklyn Community Pride Center
"EVERYBODY in LOVE" will premiere first at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center with an art opening/spoken word presentation that opens on June 9 from 6 PM - 9 PM (art exhibit remaining on display until Tuesday June 30). The project is presented then as “pop up” art with performance at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music's "Everybooty" on June 26 2015.
According to Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Project Curator, “Conceptually this project is a more lyrical view of "humanity" and our need to love and be loved through the eyes of LGBTQ identified visual artists and performing artists. This project is neither political or polarizing. Instead this project presents a more thought provoking inclusive view of each other while challenging the often social political assumptions we often place on each other. Through painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, film/video, music, dance, poetry/spoken and dance, "EVERYBODY in LOVE" dares the viewer to love one's self, to love life, and to love each other, no matter who it is with or how one identifies one's self.”
"EVERYBODY in LOVE" will feature Visual Artists Ricardo Osmondo Francis, David Rios Ferreira, Seth Ruggles Hiler, Joya Angola Thompson, Gail Thacker, Salvador Munoz, Jennye Patterson, Frances Arpaia, La Buruquena (Benjamin Gonzalez), Edwin Ojeda Gonzalez, Aneeta Mita and Benito Valadie. Performing Artists (for the BAM event only; see below) are Hi Tiger (Musician/Singer), John Zullo/John Zullo Dance/Raw Movement Company (Choreography) and Spoken Word by Joanna Hoffman, Azure D. Osbourne Lee and JP Howard/Women Writers in Bloom.
Free Public Opening Night Reception with Featured Spoken Word Showcase: Tuesday June 9, 2015 6PM to 9 PM at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. "EVERYBODY in LOVE" A BCPC Pop-up at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Fisher Hall, 321 Ashland Place, Fri., June 26, 2015 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm.
Hosts: Ricardo Osmondo Francis (Project Curator) and Sarah Hartzell (BCPC Program Director). The lower lobby gallery will include one work by each artist from BCPC exhibition. All performers listed above will be featured in the BAM Hillman Studio, located on the 4th floor of BAM Fisher Hall. Note: This event is in conjunction with BAM's LGBT Pride Celebration "EVERYBOOTY" from 8 PM - 2 AM; All Tickets; $20 in advance $25 day-of. Info: www.bam.org
Ricardo Francis Director/Curator/Art Critic / Artist