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The Story of Our Lives. QTPOC portraits by QTPOC artists.

November 14, 2019   3:30 am - 5:30 am PST

Join us to celebrate this Group Art Show!

Curated by Ajuan Mance!

Featuring work by
Margo Rivera-Weiss,
Nancy Cato,
Emeric Kennard
and Mel Chen

“The Story of Our Lives” will bring together art by queer, trans, and genderqueer people of color and exhibit the pieces on the first and third floors of Strut! For the months of November, December and parts of January! Part of the Seasonal Art Show.

About the Curator:
Ajuan Mance is a Professor of African American literature at Mills College. A lifelong artist and writer, she works in acrylic on paper and canvas, ink on paper and, for the 1001 Black Men project, ink on paper and digital collage. Ajuan’s comics and zines include The Ancestors’ Juneteenth, A Blues for Black Santa, the Gender Studies comic book series, and 1001 Black Men, featuring images from the online portrait series of the same name. Ajuan has participated in solo and group exhibitions from the Bay Area to Brooklyn. Both her scholarly writings and her art explore the relationship between race, gender, and representation. Ajuan is partly inspired by her teaching and research in U.S. Black literature and history. Her most recent scholarly book, Before Harlem: An Anthology of African-American Literature from the Long Nineteenth Century, was published in 2016. Her art has appeared in a number of publications and media sites, including The Women’s Review of Books, Cog Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Buzzfeed.com, BET.com, SFGate.com, and KPIX.com. Her comics have appeared in the Alphabet and We’re Still Here anthologies, from Stacked Deck Press and the upcoming Drawing Power anthology, from Abrams Press.

more info coming soon!

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 bporrashernandez@sfaf.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.


November 14, 2019
3:30 am - 5:30 am
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Strut, 3rd Floor
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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