“Reflections” Art Opening for Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González
June 3 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for another queer ART OPENING AT STRUT!
This is an in-person event so we are limiting the number of folks that are allowed in the building, RSVP now before space runs out, only folks that RSVP on Eventbrite will be allowed to attend, we will be asking attendees to wear masks the entire time, and proof of vaccination cards will be needed at the door. Please use this link to RSVP.
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: “Reflection” centers communities of color and aims to disrupt the narrative that this country and political system have enacted on BIPOC. It is the counter-narrative to the anti-immigrant, anti-women, anti-BIPOC, anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment that marginalized communities face daily. I want to show other queer people and people of color that they are not alone and that they belong in all spaces, so I paint portraits of people who are making a positive difference in our community. It is when one sees themselves reflected within spaces that one feels welcome. Reflection” is an invitation to challenge myself and others to reflect on their own stories and the ones of those around them because they are all connected in some way. Storytelling is a powerful way to come together. My work is a symbol of who I am and the unwillingness to compromise the elements which make me, me — my culture, my queerness, my brownness, my indigeneity, my community, all of me.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González is a queer Indigenous Xicanx community activist, artist, and poet living on occupied Ohlone land in Vallejo, CA. He is committed to making the communities he is part of safe, vibrant, and welcoming for all by creating work that celebrates who he is without compromising his identity. His work is a celebratory ode of representation of queer people and people of color. Edgar-Arturo’s work has been published in several anthologies, and he has exhibited throughout the West Coast and is currently the Artist-in-Residence with the ACLU, NorCal. Edgar-Arturo is a co-founder of El Comalito Collective Cultural Arts Center in Vallejo, CA, and was awarded the “Artists and Cultural Practitioners Grant, 2020” from the California Arts Council.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. All our bathrooms are gender neutral and we have restrooms that are accessible to people who use wheelchairs.