Hope Is Never Silent: A Traveling Queer Art Exhibition

"Lovers" by Ed Check
"Lovers" by Ed Check

A selection of artistic works from LGBT artists and their artist friends with a West Texas perspective is on its way to Houston.

Jerome Larez, the founder of Hope Is Never Silent, "a traveling Queer Art Exhibition from Lubbock," says the works will be displayed at the Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane Street, for one night only.

Larez said his group tried to pull the exhibition together for the first time about two years ago but couldn't quite work out the details on where to exhibit. This time around, in addition to juried entries, Larez contacted artists whose work he respected.

"Lahib Bihal II" by Lahib Jaddo
"Lahib Bihal II" by Lahib Jaddo

A total of 30 pieces were finally decided upon for the traveling show destined for other cities in Texas after its first stop in Houston.

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All the works are two-dimensional: photographs, paintings and mixed media, Larez said.

"It's a unique show because it presents a unique perspective from this part of the state on LGBT issues and how they intepret them," Larez said.

Hope is Never Silent will be seen at Houston's LGBT Community Center, 1900 Kane Street, on June 20 from 6-9 p.m.


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