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Matchbox Gallery and the Rice Queer Resource Center present: Queer Art Series - Opening Reception

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 PM  to 10:00 PM

Matchbox Gallery, Rm 258  Sewall Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

Matchbox Gallery and the Rice Queer Resource center are pleased to present the "Queer Art Series". With the election of our new president, the importance of art within the world of activism has increased thousandfold. This show is meant as a statement of our experiences, our memories and beliefs, and our strength. Featuring the works of student and local artists, the opening reception of the gallery will be April 6th from 7-10 pm at Matchbox Gallery. Alongside the gallery opening, there will be a film screening, lecture and finally the junior recital of Shepherd School student Gabriel Maffuz. “But I’m a Cheerleader” (1999) by Jamie Babbit is a satirical romantic comedy about a teenage girl sent to a conversion camp. With its fantastic production design and the timely message against conversion camps (of which our vice president is in a favor of), the film will be screened on April 2nd, 7 pm at the Rice Cinema. Dr. Brian Riedel is the assistant director and professor within the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University. His research and teaching interests include: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer social movements; these movements' complex relationships to feminism and feminist studies; oral and archival history preservation; community engaged research; and the concept of collective memory. His lecture on art and activism within the Queer Community will take place on April 10th, 7 pm at the Rice Cinema.

Schedule of events:
April 2nd at 7pm - "But I’m a Cheerleader" screening at the Rice Cinema
April 6th at 7pm - Queer Art Series opening reception at Matchbox Gallery (Sewall Hall)
April 10th at 7pm - Professor Brian Riedel of the CSWGS department lecture about art and activism and it’s place in the Queer Community at Rice Cinema
April 20th at 3pm - Recital by Gabriel Maffuz at Shepherd School of Music

All proceeds to benefit HATCH community center for LGBTQIA youth in Houston.
For more information visit: matchbox.rice.edu


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