For the first time since March, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's Fine Art Galleries are REOPENING with a pop-up gallery in the Allentown Arts Walk! Stop in for the opening of #MascFem: New Paintings by Joe Dulude II on November 6 from 4-7pm!
The gallery will be open Tuesday through Friday 11am-6pm through January 15.
All visitors are required to wear masks, and stay physically distant. We will also limit the number of attendees in the space to ensure the health and safety of our community.
Joe Dulude II is one of Broadway's top makeup artists and has been designing makeup for Broadway, Off-Broadway and the West End since 2003. Some of his iconic designs can be seen in shows such as Wicked, Beetlejuice, Spongebob Squarepants the Musical and more. He has also worked on several television and film productions including most recently Shrine, Frills and Castle Rock Season 2. He designed and received an Emmy nomination for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar, Live on NBC. He is an educator, fine artist working in a variety of mediums and a performer.
As an artist, I have always been interested in diving deeper into the human being. I’ve wanted to explore not only what is on the exterior but also the emotion of the being that lies beneath. #MascFem seeks to explore the juxtaposition of the masculine and the feminine inside each of us. In many ancient cultures, the existence of both the masculine and the feminine was revered and honored. The Indigenous tribes of the Americas have two-spirit. The Hawaiians have mahu. In South Asia there are the hijra. The embodiment of both genders is the ability to find the balance between the yin and the yang, the sun and the moon, the fire and the water.
In this series I have used the inspiration from twenty-one drag queens, drag kings and non-binary performers to create a colorful, vibrant world that questions what is masculine, what is feminine and what is beauty. There is something about each of these performers that called to me – a fierceness, a fire, a magnificence. With their images to guide me, I created a world that is joyful and fun; a world that says: We are here and we will be seen!
Sponsors and Supporters:
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is supported by City Center, Air Products, and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
This is a sober social event through Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Alcohol will NOT be present at this opening.
21 N 7th St
Allentown Arts Walk
Allentown, PA 18101
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