Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. What started as a PRIDE "day" soon grew to include months-long series of celebrations and events in communities all over the world. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts. The purpose of celebrating PRIDE month is to recognize and honor the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on our society.
We are celebrating the LGBTQ community by remembering Keith Haring, a brilliant American artist and social activist known for his illustrative figures and symbols. A key member of a group of avant-garde New York-based artists, he helped to redefine Modern art in the 1980s. His body of work wasn't just dancing figures, he also brought street art and AIDS awareness to the public.
This Paint Along virtual program will be led by local artist, Venecia Prudencio (They/She). Venecia is a multi-disciplinary Latinx artist whose work explores a variety of styles. Aside from design, Venecia teaches Art as a subject at local K-8 schools. Explore Venecia's illustrations, graphic design and paintings on instagram.
For more information on our program, check out our Events page listing!
Want to test your LGBTQ+ IQ? Then complete the Pride Month Challenge!
Want to know more about the lives of LGBTQ+ artists, such as Keith Haring and Francis Bacon? Use Biography In Context to learn more.
Check out our Kanopy film streaming service for documentaries and films about LGBTQ+ artists