Art History from a Queer Perspective Classes - Series #2 -
4 Free Classes at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
First 4 Thursdays - May 3, 2018 - May 24, 2018
6pm to 8pm — 90 minute class and then a 1/2 hour for social and informal discussion time
Instructor Liz Bradbury, MFA
Funny, informative, colorful, and interesting - the last set of classes was very popular. About 30 people attended each class and looked forward to the next. Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of Art History necessary, each class is stand alone - no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. Sit back, learn new things, enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies. Attend with old friends, or on your own, and maybe make some new friend in the class!
Class Number #4 In This Series
Thursday May 24, 2018 — Pop Art: From Andy Warhol to Keith Haring
There’s a reason it’s called POP! The 1960s images of the Pop Art movement were so cross cultural and cross generational that nearly everyone had some hanging on their wall, emblazoned on their T-shirts, and in their local museums. The superstar founder of the movement, Andy Warhol, was totally, unabashedly out as a Gay man. And many other Queer artists of the time were making work you’ll recognize as well. 15 years later Keith Haring (who grew up in Kutztown) used his Pop Art images to speak out against racism, poverty, and hate and helped unite the fight against AIDS. Learn more about them and other Pop artists in this class.
The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson on May 31, 2018 at 7pm. The screening is free to attend and is followed by a talk back facilitated by Margo Hobbs, Associate Professor of Art History at Muhlenberg College.
Packed in a Trunk uncovers the story of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, committed to an asylum in 1924 and never heard from again. We follow the journey of Edith’s great-niece as she pieces together the mystery of Edith’s life and returns her work to Provincetown.
Born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1868, Edith moved to New York by herself in 1888 to study at the Art Students’ League. During the next 3 decades, she lived on the upper west side with a woman named Fannie, travelled to Europe a number of times, and became a part-time resident of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Then, in 1924 she was committed to the Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, a sanitarium for the mentally ill; this was quite possibly encouraged by the family lawyer who subsequently siphoned off her funds. Objections had also been raised to Edith’s “close and constant contact” with her longtime companion Fannie. Since Edith’s only sister had died years earlier and her aged parents had recently died under suspicious circumstances, there was no family left to advocate for her. Once she was put away, Edith’s work and all her worldly possessions were packed into trunks and shipped off to her nephew in West Virginia where they sat in an attic collecting dust for the next 40 years. Edith was never heard from again.
Packed in a Trunk is about rescuing the work of lost and gifted souls out of attics and closets and forgotten rooms. It is about being seen.
Reviews of Packed in a Trunk:
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Provincetown International Film Festival
"...genuinely moving... an incredibly well crafted movie that tells an eye opening story" - The Hollywood Reporter
“A must see. A detective story like no other…”—Indie Wire
“It will give you goosebumps” — After Ellen
Watch the trailer:
This is a sober social event. No alcohol will be served.
The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Monthly peer-led trans meetup on the second Saturday of each month in Bethlehem. These monthly gatherings provide a safe space for members and guests to meet. Doors open at 7pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm. Attendees can dress in any way they are comfortable. There are changing rooms available if you’d like to change after you arrive.
Lehigh Valley Renaissance is a program of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
In April of 2016, Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana for Pennsylvania residents affected by 17 serious medical conditions. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with Lehigh Valley Norml, is offering medical marijuana enrollment assistance on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month from 4-6pm to help eligible Pennsylvania residents apply for the state Medical Marijuana ID card. Computers are available for the application process.
The medical marijuana enrollment events are only to help people with the application for the state Medical Marijuana ID card. To be eligible, you must be a Pennsylvania resident and be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. In order to enroll on the state's website, attendees must bring their driver's license or state-issued ID, must be 18 or older, and are required to have an active phone number and email address.
Pennsylvania law defines "serious medical conditions" as any one of the following:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Intractable Seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
- Sickle Cell Anemia
Some of these serious medical conditions are experienced at higher rates in the LGBT community.
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Open support group for any LGBTQ+ person who has survived sexual assault. Before visiting for the first time please contact Rebecca Glassman at (610) 4376610 ext. 321
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will host LGBT Pride Night at their Thursday, June 14, contest against the Pawtucket Red Sox. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
LGBT Pride Night, presented by Air Products in partnership with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, is the first such night in IronPigs history. The evening includes a cap giveaway to the first 3,000 adults 18 and older, an appearance by former Major Leaguer Billy Bean (the first openly gay Major League Baseball player), and the opportunity to support Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The night's focus will be on promoting inclusion and diversity.
Buy your tickets to sit with us in sections 101 and 102 for $22.50 and a percentage of your ticket will support programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center (purchase via this link by May 15th) This special event ticket package includes your ticket to the game along with an exclusive Lehigh Valley IronPigs Pride T-Shirt and a $2.00 ballpark credit. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown.
NOTE: When purchasing via the special offer, select "Other" for T-Shirt type then enter sizes (anywhere from small through 2XL) in the prompt that appears.
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are thrilled to host an exhibit of gender liberating art from the pages of Jacinta Bunnell's iconic coloring book, Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be, which Bitch Magazine has called "a perfect alternative to gender saturated Disney-fare."
The galleries will display enlarged prints from the coloring book from June 11-July 13 and invites the community to color on them throughout the exhibit.
Join us on June 16th for a FREE community coloring party and brunch artist reception with Jacinta Bunnell and contributing artist Julie Novak. At this event, copies of Bunnell's coloring book will be available for purchase as will 8x10 prints community members can color and take home with them for just $10!
Exhibit is curated by Deborah Rabinsky.
This is a sober-social event, no alcohol will be served.
An open support group for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and struggles with alcohol and/or addiction. The drug of choice does not matter. The only requirement is a desire to stop using.
The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a book talk with Patrick E. Horrigan, who will read from his new novel Pennsylvania Station. A book signing will follow.
About The Author
Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Patrick E. Horrigan received his BA from The Catholic University of America and his PhD from Columbia University. Pennsylvania Station is his second novel, following PORTRAITS AT AN EXHIBITION (Lethe Press), about a young man’s search for the meaning of life amid a gallery of old master portraits, and WIDESCREEN DREAMS: GROWING UP GAY AT THE MOVIES (University of Wisconsin Press), an analysis of several popular films from the 1960s and 70s. He has written artists’ catalogue essays for Thion’s LIMI-TATE: DRAWINGS OF LIFE AND DREAMS (cueB Gallery) and Ernesto Pujol’s LOSS OF FAITH (Galeria Ramis Barquet). His essay “The Inner Life of Ordinary People” appears in Anthony Enns’ and Christopher R. Smit’s SCREENING DISABILITY: ESSAYS ON CINEMA AND DISABILITY (University Press of America). His one-act play, MESSAGES FOR GARY: A DRAMA IN VOICEMAIL, composed entirely of answering machine messages received by the activist and socialist scholar Gary Lucek, was a critically-acclaimed hit of the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival. With his husband, the actor and writer Eduardo Leanez, he co-wrote the solo show YOU ARE CONFUSED! about the relationship between a gay Venezuelan boy and his charismatic mother. He and Mr. Leanez are the hosts of ACTORS WITH ACCENTS, a recurring variety show at Teatro Circulo in Manhattan’s East Village. Since 1993, he has taught English at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. He lives in Manhattan.
About Pennsylvania Station
Set in the “Mad Men” era of 1960s Manhattan, PENNSYLVANIA STATION tells the story of Frederick Bailey, a cultured, middle-aged architect who, in his futile effort to save the old Penn Station from being demolished, becomes erotically and emotionally entangled with twenty-year-old Curt, a vibrant, immature gay-rights activist. Frederick will do almost anything to catch and hold this mercurial young man, risking friends and family, career and reputation along the way. But while Curt seems drawn to Frederick, or at least willing to be pursued, he will not be pinned down, and as the elegant old station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the futuristic Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick undergoes a series of reckonings he has dreaded all his life. A midcentury-modern Death in Venice, PENNSYLVANIA STATION digs deep into the fractured psyches of the main characters as it chronicles the vagaries of their unlikely intergenerational romance, all the while conjuring a picture of the city and the nation on the brink of irreversible cultural change.
“Horrigan’s novel is convincingly at home in its time period, full of wonderful details and forthright opinions about architecture and art, family dynamics, and the fight over civil rights. . . . A frank yet subtle novel about the old and the new and about the steps that led to the gay rights movement.” - Kirkus Reviews
This is a sober social event, no alcohol will be served.
The 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Casual, drop-in discussion group for transguys and transmasculine non-binary people over the age of 18.