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An excerpt from The Garden, by Lawrence Lindell.

We Are More: Stories by Queer Comic Artists Extended Through October with New Events

California Humanities is pleased to announce the extension of current Art of Storytelling exhibit We Are More: Stories by Queer Comic Artists through October 2019. We Are More highlights the connections between queer identity and other lived experiences, through the artwork and storytelling of four contemporary queer-identified Oakland-based comic artists: Ajuan Mance, Breena Nuñez, Lawrence Lindell, and Trinidad Escobar. The exhibit also features clips from a forthcoming film, NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE STORY OF QUEER COMICS, by filmmaker Vivian Kleiman, which tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from a marginalized underground scene to that of mainstream acknowledgement that we know today.

In celebration of this extension, join us for open hours on second Fridays of the month, 11 am to 2 pm, or at one of the upcoming public Sketch and Snack sessions, with free figure drawing with the artists and treats.

OAKLAND―Sketch & Snack at First Friday

OAKLAND―You Are More: Youth Sketch and Snack

The exhibit is also regularly open to the public every second Friday of the month, 11 am to 2 pm, July through October, 2019. To make an appointment to see the exhibit outside of these hours, contact John Nguyen-Yap, at 415-391-1474 x301, or jnguyenyap@calhum.org. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

California Humanities is conveniently located three blocks from the 12th Street/City Center BART station, on the corner of 9th Street and Clay Street. Multiple AC Transit lines and metered street parking is located within the surrounding blocks. An elevator is available to the second floor, and wheelchair-accessible all-gender restrooms are available inside Suite 210. For other access needs, please contact info@calhum.org well in advance of your visit.


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