Femmescapes 3 Zine Launch
8:00 PM20:00

Femmescapes 3 Zine Launch

Final Fantasy + Femmescapes are teaming up for a special zine release party!

Femmescapes is a print zine collecting visual and written work by queer and trans people who experience an affinity with femmeness. Our 3rd issue features work on the tensions of holding on / letting go + living for / living through by Amber Dawn, Farrah Fang, Jasmine Gibson, Odera Igbokwe, oni lem, Tommy Pico, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, El Roy Red, Oki Sogumi, and Luvia Velandia.

Come celebrate the launch of Femmescapes 3 with readings and performances by our past and present contributors ray ferriera, Cat Fitzpatrick, Jasmine Gibson, oni lem, and El Roy Red, and stick around for a DJ set by Jeremiah. 

Accessibility Info:
- Friends and Lovers is a wheelchair-accessible bar with a separate back room for events. There will be folding-chair seating. 
- The bathrooms are gender-neutral and wheelchair-accessible.
- Please help us keep this a low-scent event by not wearing fragrances. 
If you have accessibility needs or questions we haven't covered, please email Charles: c.theonia @ gmail dot com

We'll collect a suggested donation of $5 for the performers, and we'll have zines for sale at a sliding scale of $8-15.

Femmescapes is edited by Julieta Salgado and Charles Theonia, and designed by Abigail Lloyd.

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Eye of the Beholder

"Eye of the Beholder: An Interactive Garment Exhibition" is an opportunity for artist and audience to re-examine beauty.

May 12 - June 4, 2017

Water Street Studios

160 S Water St., May 12 - June 4, 2017Batavia, IL 60510

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7:00 PM19:00

Femmescapes Zine Release

Femmescapes is a zine collecting visual and written work by queer and trans people who experience an affinity with femmeness. 

Come celebrate the release of our second issue

We will offer drinks by donation to collect money for our performers. 

Readings and Performances by:

Janea Kelly
ray ferreira 
Raquel Salas Rivera
Teal Van Dyck
and a talk by painter Catherine Graffam Art

7 PM Saturday 5/6 at Bluestockings Bookstore

Accessibility info:

Bluestockings is wheelchair accessible, with no steps or platforms, and wide aisles between shelves. Our (gender-neutral) bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. There is a Starbucks two short blocks down the street with an accessible bathroom (at Allen and Delancey). Metered street parking is readily available in the blocks surrounding Bluestockings. Bluestockings is not a scent-free space, but we encourage visitors to please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space.

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3:00 PM15:00

Artist's Role Today - Round table discussion + crochet with Sarah Hewitt

Join us Saturday, March 25, for a round table discussion about the artist's role with Work In Progress resident, Sarah Hewitt.

Please RSVP here!

"What is the role of an artist today? Its changed in my mind since the election and daily since the inauguration in January.

We are bombarded with reports of crisis, calls of action and protest. Implored to get involved, change the conversation, resist and support. I can hardly find space in my head to work, make, or plan. My head races. My heart is sore and tired. How do I proceed? I have altered my goals and am reworking my plans. I am looking at details and trying to figure out a way through, into and out of this new era."

Artists, critics, and makers of all kinds are invited to come together at the Textile Arts Center's Manhattan studio and share/talk/crochet & bitch.

Bring your thoughts, concerns and resources to the table and broaden the discussion. Crochet or knitting optional, but needles and yarn will be provided. Caffeine in abundance.

Sarah will talk about her current projects and collaborations. More importantly she wants to hear your thoughts, how you are working and your ideas about how to open up discourse in divided communities.


Sarah Hewitt is a Maine based contemporary artist. Sarah's constructions are crafted using laborious textile techniques, sacred rituals, and synthetic mass produced materials with vivid colors. Her woven works leads us adeptly into a conversation about the art and craft, feminism, and the fluidity of gender and sexuality. Sarah relishes the rise of the feminine and honors her matrilineage and patrilineage.

You can visit Sarah's installation for Work In Progress from March 4 - 31 and learn more about her work and process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays, 2-5PM at our Manhattan studio.




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to Mar 24

Chicken Bus

  • Rozsa Center for Performing Arts (map)
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A chicken bus is a bright, loud, jostling work of public transportation. This exhibit by artist Lisa Gordillo features art inspired by Gordillo’s collaborations with Guatemalan journalists, poets, and novelists. Chickenbus reflects on borders and cultural boundaries. It is the first U.S. exhibit of this U.S.-Guatemalan collaboration, which heads to Guatemala in 2017.

Rozsa A Space Gallery

M-F, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gallery events are free and open to the public.  

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