The Queer Ancestors Project is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing Queer and Trans artists, age 18 to 26, free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future.
The LGBTQI community has a limited visual record, or none at all, of significant Queer events before the 1970s, particularly in the histories of Queers of color and transgender people. This lack of imagery makes it harder for LGBTQI people to connect with, learn from, and be inspired by our history. Just as photographs from your early life help to anchor personal memories, a visual record – even an imagined one – can bring historical events to life, creating the kind of indelible connection that enables us to engage deeply with our ancestors.
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Cohort 2: Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm at the LGBT CenterOptional drop-in – bring homework or writing projects!Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pmat the SFPL Hormel Center
All events: Bring a buddy & win a book!
Queer Ancestors Project Printmaking Workshop
Our 2017 Printmaking Workshop is full. Our next printmaking workshop will take place in fall of 2018. Join our mailing list and Facebook page below to be sure you hear more!
Both Workshops meet at Chrysalis Studio in SOMARTs, the South of Market Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
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This program is generously supported by The San Francisco Arts Commission, The SFAC’s Writers Corps Teaching Artist in Residence Program, The California Arts Council, SOMArts, The San Francisco LGBT Center, The Queer Cultural Center, Chrysalis Studio, The Zellerbach Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.