June 6, 2018


QUEER is a multi-venue event opening June 8, 2018 at various locations. Throughout the month of June, Pride Month, a new and unique exhibition is being presented at the Ace/121 Gallery.


QUEER is an endeavor to not only look at the evolution of a word and a culture, but to do so in what will be Glendale’s first ever LGBTQ-based art exhibit and Gay Pride Event. This program is dispersered throughout Glendale, as it is in conjunction with Abril Book/Roslin Art Gallery and Gauchose Village. QUEER is being presented at the following venues:


ace/121 Gallery

121 N. Kenwood St, Glendale, CA 91206


On June 28 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm, ace/121 and Homo-Centric will present an evening of readings revolving around the paragraphs that examine the evolution of a word and how LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ alike identify with it today.


“A word becomes a slur becomes a culture. For some Queer remains too painful to embrace.  For others, it’s a culture that extends beyond the LGBT community, allowing for broader inclusiveness. In LGBT normative Century 21, what is Queer anymore? “


This was an open call invitation to submit one piece, one paragraph:  What makes you QUEER?



Abril Books/Roslin Art Gallery

415 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205


GALAS (Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society), Abril Books, and Roslin Art Gallery are presenting QUEER in both gallery work and a month of programming. 


“Experiences of queernes and otherness have been shared by the Armenian and LGBTQIA+ community.  Both have been targeted and oppressed throughout history in different contexts.  In a diverse city such ad Los Angeles, the experience of being queer or other is constantly evolving.  This is a call to all artists of Armenian backgrounds, whether or not you identify as LGBTQIA+, to submit artwork that expresses your experience of queerness or otherness. “


Additionally, Abril Books has about half a dozen related events programmed for the month of June.


Gauchos Village – Opening Night Afterparty: June 8

135 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206


Gauchos Village is a Brazilian steak house and bar that is a gay-owned and gay-friendly venue for all LGBTQ events.  They are hosting the after-party and providing free nibbles.


All three venues are within walking distance of each other and this will be a very easy artwalk in DTGlendale.  


QUEER is made possible through the support of the Eisner Foundation and the California Arts Council. It is produced by ace/121 Gallery, Abril Books/Roslin Art Gallery, Gauchos Village, EngAGE and GALAS.


Please visit the ace/121Facebook page and follow @ace121gallery on Instagram for visual updates.


Contact benevans.engage@gmail.com for more information.

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