FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW PERSPECTIVES OF QUEER YOUTH ARTISTS
December 28, 2012, Seattle, WA - Views From the Closet Door is an art show unlike any other. Local queer youth artists are coming together to share and sell their art at the first show of its kind in Seattle. From 4-7pm on February 23rd at Queer Youth Space will be an open house where art can be viewed and purchased. Refreshments will be provided. At 7pm, artists will read statements about their work, spoken word will be performed, and live music will end the night.
The next generation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth are growing up in a time when they are simultaneously celebrated and hated. Some grow up in an accepting community while others face bullying and harassment at school and hatred in their homes. This has created endless variations in perspective and experience of what it means to be queer youth.
Views From the Closet Door showcases the struggles, joy, strength and creativity of the queer youth of Seattle through a variety of artistic mediums including photography, painting and sculpture. Proceeds of art sales go directly to the artists to support their artistic passion.
Queer Youth Space was created because there was a need for space specifically for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) youth in Seattle. QYS has sponsored a dance, safe-sex and leadership workshops, a writing group and much more since its official opening in November 2012.
This event is FREE and is open to anyone who wants to support youth, see art, hear some fabulous poetry or gain a new perspective.
Queer Youth Space is located at 911 E. Pike Street, Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98122.