Opening: Saturday, May 11 from 3pm to 5pm
On May 11 from 3-5 pm, the “May Is All About Trans” inaugural Art Exhibition will open, at Westminster DC, 400 I St SW, Washington, DC.
This is the first time that an art show has been a part of May Is All About Trans, a community-led month of programming celebrating DC’s transgender community. May Is All About Trans is founded by long-time activist and community organizer SaVanna Wanzer, who also founded Trans Pride.
This show features 30 pieces of art from a diverse and talented group of 15 D.C. area artists, who identify as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid, Two-Spirit, and/or agender. This may be the first time that an art show with an extended run has ever represented this community.
For some artists, this is their first formal art show. Others, like Xemi Tapepechul, have an established track record in the arts both locally and nationally. Xemi Tapepechul is a Lambda Literary Award nominee, as well as a current face of Dove Beauty through Project #ShowUs . Many artists are displaying new work that has been made expressly for this show.
The show is curated by D.C. resident and nationally-shown photographer Matt Storm, mattstormphoto.com .
The show is graciously hosted by Westminster Presbyterian, a church that is a leader in progressive spirituality, social justice, and the arts.
The show is on view May 5 – June 14, and can be seen at times that Westminster Presbyterian is open to the public. https://www.westminsterdc.org . Much of the work is for sale, and includes photography, painting, poetry, and more.
Full list of artists (updated):
Ahanu (they/them pronouns)*
Alex Ramirez (he/him pronouns)
Ameirah Neal (she/her pronouns)
Dorian Blue (they/them & he/him pronouns)
Edith Flores (they/them pronouns)
Kay Wrenn (they/them & he/him pronouns)
Sir Max Even, i (he/him pronouns)
Molly Stratton (he/him pronouns)
Nona Conner (she/her pronouns)
Shady Rose, model (they/them pronouns), Onyx Em, painter (they/them pronouns), & Zayn Thiam, photographer (they/them pronouns)
Star Bennett from Check It Enterprises (she/her pronouns)
Yuri Littlebear (he/him pronouns)*
Xemi Tapepechul (she/her/ella pronouns)*
*participating from Nelwat Ishkamewe Two-Spirit Art Collective
The exhibition is at Westminster DC, 400 I St SW, Washington, DC.