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“Queer Movie Night” Art Opening for Crystal Vielula!

April 10   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In April we are having the art opening on the second Friday of the month, so mark your calendars! The Art Opening for Crystal Vielula is April 10th!

The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go till 10 PM. Bring your friends, are all welcome! The Art program at Strut was founded the same year Magnet began back in 2003 and we’ve been exhibiting the work of a different queer artist each month ever since!

Artist Statement This show is a combination of two series, Queer Movie Stills and Lesbian Home Life. They were created as a commentary on the lack of visibility of queer relationships in the media. Vielula believes that the normalization of queer relationships can create safety and security for people in the LGBTQ+ community. In the Queer Movie Stills series Vielula plays with iconic romantic scenes from popular movies, transforming them into queer love stories. Lesbian Home Life highlights intimate scenes from queer daily life that are very rarely represented in the media. This seeks to demystify and de-eroticize queer relationships. This series came about from the desire to feel grounded and comforted, the artist painted scenes from her home life because it focused her attention on sweet calming experiences she shared with her partner.

About the Artist, Crystal Vielula is a queer San Francisco based artist and art educator. In 2019 she was selected as a MUNI artist and created 8 collages that traveled around the city by bus and train. She designed public art pieces for the Lower Polk Benefit District highlighting the queer history of the area. Vielula has been involved as a muralist with Clarion Alley Mural Project for over 10 years and her current LGBTQ Pride mural is one of the most photographed in the city. Recently her work has been profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle and on KQED Arts and Broke Ass Stewart and The Fight Magazine. She had a reoccurring column on the Bold Italic featuring interviews and illustrated portraits of interesting people in San Francisco called Drawn from the City and she is the creator of 5 self-published coloring books. She works with a variety of mediums including but not limited to collage, painting, pen and ink, acrylic, textiles and is presently diving into the world of experimental film and performance.

If you have any questions about Strut’s art openings or this event, please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.


April 10
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Baruch Porras Hernandez




Strut, 2nd Floor
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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