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Art Opening, Artist Talk, and Fundraiser with Kara Torres

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Pride Center of Vermont
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Art Opening, Artist Talk, and Fundraiser with Kara Torres
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pride Center of Vermont

Join Burlington Artist Kara Torres for an artist talk about their collection of art entitled "Queer-vangelical." The artist will share their personal experiences of being raised Evangelical while re-examining sexuality, sexual orientation and gender. Q & A and optional facilitated discussion will follow. Art (paintings, stickers, jewelry, t-shirts, magnets, etc.) will be available for sale, and 50% of proceeds from art sales will be donated to the Pride Center.

"Queer-vangelical" is an autobiographical collection of art pieces reflecting the artist's exploration of gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation from the late 90's to the present. Raised in rural Vermont amidst an Evangelical church community, "Queer-vangelical" traces the artist's experience of coming out and reexamining the values of this community. Through 20-year-old doodles drawn in number two pencil to contemporary acrylic paintings on canvas, the collection elucidates how the confluence of 80s morality and strict religious values impacted the artist's early experiences of gender and the development of alternative ways of being.

Kara Torres, who also operates under the name Fine Forager, is a Burlington-based artist best known for intricate, cartoon-style black & white line drawings and jewelry made from found objects.

All art in this show is also available for purchase by contacting the artist directly at fineforagerarts@gmail.com

Connect on Instagram: @fine_forager
www.fineforagerarts.com