Queer Art Impact Celebrates Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology

May 12, 2011 by  
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Join Queer Art Impact in celebrating its one year anniversary with Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology. Gay Wars is back with a vengeance and full of pre-Pride hotness. The week-long festival of performances, panels, and meet-ups to unravel the queerness of human interaction is sure to please! For more information, visit queerai.com

May 15TH-21ST, 2011 in NEW YORK CITY


SUNDAY, MAY 15TH; 3PM IN PRIVATE, BROOKLYN-LOCATION

This QAI Brunch Series’ think-tank a la celebration is invite-only ; Guests will net-wrrkq for this monthly series. It is an intimate gathering to celebrate/lubricate the work of queer strategists, innovators, and creators to build a strong QAI movement.


TUESDAY, MAY 17TH; 7PM AT ABRONS ART CENTER

Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater

466 Grand Street

New York, NY 10002

RSVP HERE – FREE

A QAI promoted event, “Starving Artist” vs. Entrepreneur is part of ERPA: The Next Gen Debate Series with The Field (www.thefield.org). Debaters include Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Jean Ann Douglass, Catherine Peila and Queer Art Impact co-founder, Shalonda Ingram. Moderated by Andy Horwitz.

Is the language we use around the arts helping or hurting? Do you pay yourself a living wage to make your work? Do you value your work as something that needs to happen? Does “non-profit” equal art-as-charity, a luxury commodity, a non-necessity? Does it support entrepreneurship? How does this language help art-makers to be seen, fundraise and be recognized as important and critical?


THURSDAY, MAY 19TH; 7PM AT GIBNEY DANCE CENTER

890 Broadway, Fifth Floor

New York, NY 10003

Register for Queer Art Impact presents Gay Wars: The Thursday Conversation in New York, NY  on Eventbrite

A FREE evening of conversation across creative disciplines and queer expertise; Moderated by activist, writer, and educator Brian McCormick; Panelists include organizers for QUEEROCRACY: a non-normative grassroots organization working to promote social justice and fight the global AIDS crisis through direct action, advocacy, and education.


FRIDAY, MAY 20TH; 7PM AT THE TANK

354 West 45th Street

New York, NY 10036

Register for Queer Art Impact presents Gay Wars: The Thursday Conversation in New York, NY  on Eventbrite

Music series featuring Brooklyn’s own Melissa Li, NJ/FLorida’s finest Bard & Mustache, and the notorious QAI superstar Charlie Demos! Hosted by last-months QAI elec­tro­drama pop thang, the IDIOT a.k.a. Theodor Wilson.


SATURDAY, MAY 21ST; 7PM AT THE TANK

354 West 45th Street

New York, NY 10036

Register for Queer Art Impact presents Gay Wars: The Saturday Show in New York, NY  on Eventbrite

Main-stage featuring Shelly Mars’ Homo Bonobo Project.

The Homo Bonobo Project is a multimedia presentation by the globe-trotting Belgian primatologist Dr. Ghislaine Pussait, as played by her creator Shelly Mars, AKA the “after-hours Lily Tomlin.”

Oh, and isn’t Sarah Palin gonna be there ;-?


SATURDAY, MAY 21ST; 9:30PM AT DIXON PLACE

161A Chrystie Street

New York, NY 10002

Register for Queer Art Impact presents Gay Wars: Bulldyke Chronicles in New York, NY  on Eventbrite

Late-night series at Bulldyke Chronicles with Shelly Mars including QAI/Nursha artist Micia Mosely.


Queer Art Impact Co-founders Debate at The Field!

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Join Queer Art Impact co-founders, Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram as they share their offerings on The Field and the Abrons Art Center’s panel discussions on the performing arts community! The first of some fiery and critical discussions, the Next Gen Debate Series will be held in a structured debate format facilitated by a moderator.

EVENT DETAILS

Hypermedia Marketing: Alienating or Inviting?

Monday, April 11th, 2011; 7pm

Abrons Art Center

Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

New York City

Twitter, Facebook, blogs, websites, apps etc.: What do these do to an already tense and widening generational gap? How can one stay afloat and keep tabs on every stream? How do you decide what level of engagement is right for you? Is this an opportunity or an obstacle for the performing arts community? This debate will investigate the myriad ways this “flood of material” is (mis)used, consumed and disseminated.

Debaters include Brian McCormick, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Mathew Heggem, Sarah A.O. Rosner, and Wendy Perron!


“Starving Artist” vs. Entrepreneur: Is the language we use around the arts helping or hurting?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011; 7pm

Abrons Art Center

Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

New York City

Do you pay yourself a living wage to make your work? Do you value your work as something that needs to happen? Does “non-profit” equal art-as-charity, a luxury commodity, a non-necessity?  Does it support entrepreneurship? How does this language help art-makers to be seen, fund raise and be recognized as important and critical?

Debaters include Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Jean Ann Douglass, Catherine Peila and Shalonda Ingram!


Queer Art Impact Collaborator Charlie Demos ‘Sharpens the DAGGER for Public Access’

April 3, 2011 by  
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Queer Art Impact Collaborator, Charlie Demos was recently interviewed by NEXT Magazine to discuss his new initiative, “The Dagger.” The singer/songwriter/multimedia artist and now producer, embarked on this creative journey in hopes of creating a queer public access show that would provide the community with an edgier alternative to the mainstream. To read the interview in its entirety, click here . The 28-minute episodes of “The Dagger” airs Fridays at 1am on MNN 2 Channel 56 Manhattan Public Access Television . The show will also stream live on the MNN website in case you miss it!

Charlie also sat down with Queer Art Impact co-founders, Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram for 365 4 5 on the topic, ” Queer Ecology and Promoting Selflessness. ” To watch the interview, click below!

Queer Ecology: Promoting Selflessness from Mathew Heggem on Vimeo .



Queer Art History Drips in Glitter!

February 4, 2011 by  
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Join Queer Art Impact in celebrating and making some Queer History as we bring you:

The Fabulous Cockettes

Queer Art Impact presents:

A Cocktail of Glamour & Anarchy

with Rumi Missabu of the Fabulous Cockettes

Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

The Tank

354 West 45th Street, New York City

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $7 to help support the artists

Click here for more details !

“As the psychedelic San Francisco of the ’60?s began evolving into the gay San Francisco of the ’70?s, The Cockettes, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies (women, gay men, and babies) decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter…” READ MORE .

NOTABLE QUOTES

“Insanity becomes reality, fantasy becomes truth.”

Village Voice 1971

“Of course it was political, but no one among verbalized it. We had no need of rhetoric. We were madcap chefs cooking up a storm and the ingredients were magic and tribal anarchy.”

Martin Worman


Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning

“What’s so marvelous is that they look happy, truly happy, and that’s so rare these days, don’t you think?”

Diana Vreeland

Village Voice

“I think I’m performing Gay Liberation through my art.”

Rumi

Rolling Stone 1970