main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
The Office of Minority & International Students (OMIS) and Colorado College LGBTQIA+ Programs and Resources are thrilled to team up with the Opal Arts Commission!
The Opal Arts Commission, OAC, in conjunction with Southern Colorado Health Network, was established to provide a venue and outlet for local LGBTQ and Ally artists and designers. OAC mounts bi-annual exhibitions in visual arts that are otherwise inaccessible to mainstream venues and galleries, while providing a professional atmosphere to promote understanding of the LGBTQ artistic community. OAC also produces a bi-annual fashion show to highlight the multi-talents of LGBTQ & Ally clothing designers, hair stylists, jewelers and make-up artists. In addition, OAC strives to raise public awareness of LGBTQ and Ally art, design, stylists in Southern Colorado, and its impact on an otherwise important, but often over-looked action of our society, while benefitting a worthwhile cause. A portion if every item purchased will directly benefit the Southern Colorado AIDS Project (S-CAP).
The evening of Thursday, May 9th, OAC will host an opening art show at 6:00 PM. There will be talks from the artists about their work and why they feel art has an impact on the LGBTQ cause, communities, and charitable organizations. There will also be featured examples of some Fashion Designers’ creations for the upcoming OAC Fall Fashion Show, benefiting S-CAP, as well. We ask that anyone wishing to attend this opening to being non-perishable food items to be donated to the S-CAP food bank. Canned food items for the S-CAP food pantry are gratefully accepted. Canned food items for the S-CAP food pantry are gratefully accepted.
The event will continue from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.
Any artist interested in donating a piece of work to benefit S-CAP, should contact Lowe Graver at firstname.lastname@example.org