Join us for this month long show that celebrates diversity and acceptance . Through the use of color, art is inherently important in representing sentiment and strong symbolism.
“The use of color to create the Rainbow that we are all so familiar with is historic. ” When the flag was first created, each colour in the rainbow design had a different meaning
Hot pink – sex
Red – life
Orange – healing
Yellow – sunlight
Green – nature
Turquoise – magic/art
Indigo – serenity
Violet – spirit
Who created the Gay Pride flag?
Gay activist Gilbert Baker from Kansas, who was born in 1951, was the person who created the iconic flag.
He taught himself to sew after getting an honorable discharge from the army in 1970. He met influential gay leader Harvey Milk in 1974, who challenged him to come up with a symbol for the gay community three years into their friendship. Rumor has it that Gilbert got his inspiration for the flag from the famous Judy Garland song Over the Rainbow . When was the first Gay Pride flag used?”
The original gay pride flag was seen in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. Around 30 volunteers helped to hand-dye and stitch the first two flags for the parade. Demand increased after Harvey was assassinated on November 27, 1978 and the Paramount Flag Company started selling the seven striped version – red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue and violet.”
We will celebrate Gay Pride in Calgary in our own small way.
” It is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.We love that art world represents and supports so many diverse groups. ”
We will embrace color, it is a powerful and universally recognized symbol.
Submission deadline is August 29th
Deadline is August 29th. Show runs from Sept 3 to the 27th. The Artist Reception is Sept 6, 6-9 pm
Art submissions are $20 each.
All visual art forms welcome.
Artists can submit art for inclusion in this show here