Art XX Magazine Soiree
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - September 5, 2008 - Femina Potens proudly hosts the a celebration of the brand new Art XX Magazine. Art XX is a magazine dedicated to the promotion of women in the arts. The magazine showcases female, queer, trans, outsider and non-white artists. Please join us to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Art XX Magazine to the publishing world. The evening, starting at 7:00pm, will include an amazing line up of Art XX artists, DJs, films, readings and preformances. Music compliments of Courtney Trouble aka Diamond Beats and DJ Contrary; readings by Rhianon Argo, Francesca Austin Ochoa, Madison Young, Charles Vasquez; film screening from Philipe Lonestar.
Open Eyes, Queer Film Night; Art XX Magazine Soiree
Friday, September 5, 2008 @ 7:00 pm
$1015 sliding scale admission for an evening of hot artists, film, music, dessert, wine, and discussion.
Visit feminapotens.com for information and advance ticket sales.
Mission Statement: Art XX is an intervention, a fresh reaction to the often elitist world of art magazines that continues to ignore female, queer, trans, outsider and non-white artists. Our goal is to improve the visibility of these folks not only in magazine publications that quite often omit them in favor of more mainstream artists, but to serve as a space of free artistic expression and a vehicle for social change. In our quest to fill quite a large gap in the art publication business, we are attempting to create a magazine that will inform our audience about new and/or revolutionary ideas in art, expose our readers to a variety of mediums from writing to dance to painting, and allow the artists to speak for and about their work. Our publication features articles, interviews and writing that is stimulating and thought provoking; and we will challenge the viewer with artwork that is sometimes difficult, controversial and/or political all in the service of pushing boundaries and creating a dialog between the artists and the audience.
Diamond Beats is the solo music project of Courtney Trouble, a queer femme from San Francisco. She uses beats, keys, and voxxx. Courtney Trouble began the underground porn site NoFauxxx.Com in 2003 and has kept the project alive ever since. She works with digital photography and film, as well as video. She works both behind and in front of the camera, knowing that her unique point of view comes from the excitement of both exhibitionism and voyeurism. Trouble also spends time playing
guitar and writing songs in her band, The Divine Feud, making porn with other queer artists, and searching for that perfect part time art job.
Rhiannon Argo is a San Francisco based writer who will rough you up with her words. Her stories have been published in Baby Remember My Name: New Queer Girl Writing, It's So You: 35 Women on Fashion, Beauty and Personal Style, The Lowdown Highway Anthology, Transfer Magazine, and in dozens of her own hand-made chapbooks. In 2007 she took her tales on the road for an entire month with the new wave of Sister Spit and in 2008 was awarded a scholarship to the Lambda Literary Foundation's retreat for emerging LGBTQ writers. Her short story Boots For Tula was recently made into a film by Chicago filmmaker Malic Amaya. Her first novel The Creamsicle will be in late Spring 09.
Madison Young , your kinky girl next door, is making waves in feminism one orgasm at a time with her award winning queer production company Madison Bound Productions and her award winning nationally recognized art gallery and performance space Femina Potens(www.feminapotens.org). Femina Potens is a sex positive art gallery and performance space dedicated to women and transgendered artists. Madison has traveled the world with her sex positive performances, workshops, panels, art work and readings from her upcoming memoir "The Tail of a Bondage Model". Madison 's writings have been published in On Our Backs and Girlfriends Magazine and can also be found in the anthology "Baby Remember My Name". Madison has been featured on MTV's LOGO channel program Out and About, the documentary Lesbian Sex and Sexuality Porn Today : Pushing the Limits, and was featured in Brian Alexander's recent book release "America Unzipped".
Francesca Austin Ochoa is a queer-identified Salvadoran American. She is a California native, now living in Oakland. The undeniable lack of representation, visibility, and spaces for female and trans-identified artists has motivated her to take action. Between her current work with Femina Potens Art Gallery, and Art XX, and past
participation in the CARAS Writers Project and the Che Cafe, she is enjoying a personal crusade against the anglo-centric, male art world. She graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2007 with a BA in Critical Gender Studies.
A recent addition to the bay area and a transplant from the Dominican Republic Chaz has been dwelling in the Projects of the South Bronx and the newly gentrified parts of South Brooklyn. Multi media artist, activist & educator Chaz spends most of his time writing and making art about Hearts that love blindly, equality, social change and magic.
Philipe Lonestar, is an excitable and passionate white genderqueer of English and German descent hailing from the South. Ze draws on zir experiences as a sex positive genderqueer, childhood abuse survivor and white middle class suburban child. Philipe cares deeply about social justice issues and is proud to work with the Bay Area Childcare Collective, Catalyst Project (www.collectiveliberation.org) and Y-Step (www.y-step.org). Philipe is currently in graduate school learning how to be an art therapist with the intention of serving transgender, genderqueer, queer, polyamorous, and social justice communities as a healer. Philipeworks making films and documentary radio with young queer and trans people (www..outloudradio.org). Zir films have screened all over the united states and europe in various queer, feminist and trans film festivals as well as basements, living rooms and streetcorners... Philipe is a city-dweller with a small town heart.
Femina Potens is located at 2199 Market St. at Sanchez, San Francisco, California 94114
Gallery Hours Thursday Sunday Noon 6pm.
Femina Potens is a nationally-recognized art gallery and performance space dedicated to the advancement of women and transgendered artists since 2001.
Sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center with support from San Francisco Arts Commission, the Zellerbach Foundation and Grants for the Arts. Femina Potens is a leading queer organization in San Francisco, and has been featured on the LOGO channel, Q-Television, Bitch, Bust, Spread, Brian Alexander's book "America Unzipped", the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Chronicle where Violet Blue called Femina Potens, "the most happening art space in the city; a revolution in art and sex."
Femina Potens Art Gallery
2199 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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