Oh, the pressures that society puts on the modern homosexual. First, you’re expected to reveal your desires to the rest of the world. “Come out, come out, wherever you are!” “Silence = Death!” “Stand up and be counted!” Ugh. So much work.
Now, you’re being asked to crystalize the whole process artistically. You’re gay, right! Naturally you have the artistic ability to express the fear, alienation, the resulting feeling of freedom and exhilaration — yes, girlfriend, that all fits on a canvas!
The Triangle Community Center is looking for gay or lesbian artists, using any medium, actually, to submit entries for a National Coming Out Day exhibit Saturday, Oct. 9.
The event will be held at the beautiful, Gothic-style Carriage House Arts Center. The Triangle also is planning performances of “coming out” stories.
The Carriage House Arts Center is a 65-seat black-box theater that was once the carriage house for Gallaher Mansion in Cranbury Park, Norwalk, and is run by the city. It was renovated in 2006 after sitting idle for two years when a theater group that used it disbanded.
The Triangle Community Center is a non-profit that provides services to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community to help strengthen their sense of pride, identity and visibility as well as to work with the greater Fairfield County community to foster understanding and awareness of GLBT issues.
Audio/visual equipment is limited to a basic sound and public address system, a projector, microphones, an 88-key keyboard and a 16′ x 21′ stage. “The theater may be small, but don’t let that limit your imagination!” the organizers say.
Contact Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this venue. Then, submit your concept here.