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Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

Besties arts: curtain up, sound check, arts opening

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 28, 2022

It's time to get back out there and enjoy the communal experience of the arts in person. There is plenty in the pipeline from our readers' local favorites in both the visual and performing arts.

Honoring Jewlia Eisenberg at the CJM

Honoring Jewlia Eisenberg at the CJM

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 26, 2022

The Contemporary Jewish Museum will pay homage to the life and legacy of singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Jewlia Eisenberg with a two-part event titled "Fierce as Death: Queer as the Song of Songs."

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 25, 2022

A new art exhibition will feature a curated selection of photographs, posters, more than forty commissioned works of art, and dresses that offer a rare glimpse inside the glorious and fabulous life of Juanita MORE!

Kraven Comics: Fernando Velez' LGBTQ Superheroes

Kraven Comics: Fernando Velez' LGBTQ Superheroes

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 20, 2022

The pages of Kraven Comics appear on the surface to be like any other superhero comic book. But the brainchild of artist and publisher Fernando Velez is a comic book by and for LGBTQ people, with diverse queer characters.

Paint, print, power: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 2

Paint, print, power: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 2

  • by Sura Wood
  • Sep 6, 2022

One article simply was not enough to contain the eclectic cultural riches offered this season in museums and art galleries. So, here goes with a second chapter and a palette of shows in diverse media.

Get an eyeful: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 1

Get an eyeful: Fall Arts museums & galleries, part 1

  • by Sura Wood
  • Aug 30, 2022

This year in fine arts, women and artists of color take center stage, photography reigns supreme —only fitting, given our city's pivotal role in the medium— and at least one extravaganza confirms it's good to be king.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- new biography on pioneering gay photographer

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Aug 9, 2022

Allen Ellenzweig's important new book, "George Platt Lynes: the Daring Eye," reveals far more about the gay photographer and his times, nearly seven decades since his untimely death.

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's new book about Barney Frank

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 28, 2022

Fans of Eric Orner's popular syndicated comic, "The Mostly Unfabulous Life of Ethan Green" will be happy to know that after several years of work, Orner's new book is out, a graphic novel based on the life of his former boss, Barney Frank.

Chloe Sherman's 'Renegades' - photo exhibit documents SF's '90s lesbian scene

Chloe Sherman's 'Renegades' - photo exhibit documents SF's '90s lesbian scene

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 14, 2022

Queer fine art photographer Chloe Sherman's new exhibit "Renegade San Francisco: the 1990s," opening June 17 at Schlomer Haus Gallery, dives into the pats heyday of the local women's nightlife and social scenes.

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

SF supe Mandelman opens Pride Month with art exhibit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 2, 2022

At least a few dozen people were crammed into gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman's second floor City Hall offices in the late afternoon June 1 for rainbow cake and a display of art by six San Francisco LGBTQ artists.

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora,' now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

Illustrated man: gay artist and writer Dan Crowley

Illustrated man: gay artist and writer Dan Crowley

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Chicago-based gay visual artist Dan Crowley is a creative person with a considerable adult following. With his first book, 'Danny, Growing Up Gay & Creative,' Crowley enters the world of all-ages books.

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 3, 2022

In 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic,' author Jack Lowery fully explores the history of Gran Fury, the ACT UP activist-artist collective that cleverly incorporated advertising styled messaging.