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Queer Interiors: Closing Celebration

August 26 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Free

During the final month of Queer Interiors, join us in celebrating artists Jaimes Mayhew and Rahne Alexander and their year-long partnership with the BMA and The LGBT Health Resource Center at Chase Brexton.

The afternoon features performances by Lurch and Holler (Liz Downing and Michael R. Willis) and Rahne Alexander; presentations by Jaimes Mayhew and Rahne Alexander, artist Hoesy Corona, curator Stephen Vider, and filmmaker Emily Eaglin; followed by an open discussion with presenters on LGBTQI+ artists and their contributions to contemporary discourse.

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Hoesy Corona is a multidisciplinary artist who has shown extensively at various institutional, private, public and underground venues including among others The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Walters Art Museum; Current Space; Delicious Spectacle; and Panoply Performance Laboratory. In addition to maintaining a studio practice, Corona is the founding co-director of Labbodies, an arts organization that creates opportunities for new media and performance artists to exhibit their work in the USA. Recent honors include a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship 2017-2018 in Washington, DC; an Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant administered by The Contemporary in Visual Arts 2017; a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation's Ruby's Project Grants in Visual Art 2016-17; and a Light City public art commission in 2017.

Emily Eaglin is a Baltimore-based filmmaker. A graduate of the Visual Arts & Gender Women Studies department at University of Maryland Baltimore County, her film work has focused on both documentary and narrative work investigating race relations, gender equality, education, and LGBT+ rights. She is the creator of two original series: “Marylandia,” a sketch comedy shows and “Art, Sip, and Chill,” a surrealist talk show. Eaglin’s narrative short “Sweeter” was profiled at the 2017 Maryland Film Festival student showcase, and her recent documentary “Baltimore DIY,” commissioned by Red Bull, explores the fertile collaborative nature of Baltimore’s DIY art communities.

Stephen Vider is a visiting assistant professor in history and museum studies at Bryn Mawr College. He has previously held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and the Museum of the City of New York, where he co-curated the 2016 exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture and curated the current exhibition AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism. His book, Queer Belongings: Gay Men, Lesbians, and the Politics of Home After World War II is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press. His writing has appeared in American Quarterly, Gender & History, Slate, and Time, among other places.