I AM: Identity in the LGBTQIA + Community with Gina Washington

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I AM: Identity in the LGBTQIA + Community with Gina Washington

Explore your own narrative in this hands-on workshop with two of the most powerful words to be spoken, “I Am.”

By The Sculpture Center

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Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 10:30am - 12pm EDT


The Sculpture Center 1834 East 123rd Street Cleveland, OH 44106

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Explore your own narrative with two of the most powerful words to be spoken, “I Am.” The basis of this program starts with the question laid out by Shanghai artist Mingdong Sun in his exhibition at The Sculpture Center, "How can we retell art history and culture through a queer lens?" In this workshop, Cleveland artist and Spiritual Guide, Gina Washington, invites you to explore your identity as an individual and member of the queer community. Plan to ground your energy and express your creative self. Group conversation will lead from there.

This program is funded by The Cleveland Foundation Equity in the Arts Fund, and held in partnership with the Broadway School of Music & the Arts, Mateza Gallery, the Cleveland Foundation, and The Sculpture Center.

Gina Washington is a photographer born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Master’s in Fine Arts in Photography from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and has won numerous awards for her portraiture and multi-medium art. She works with The Visit Arts Collaborative and engages with the community by spreading art to all and connecting with artists of all walks of life. By working and connecting with artists of all walks of life, Gina wishes to make art accessible to everyone.

About the organizer

Since its founding in 1989 by Cleveland artist David E. Davis and Bernice S, The Sculpture Center (TSC) has provided early-career sculptors, originally from Ohio and now from the greater region, with the opportunity to create work for a solo exhibition. This keystone program, called Revealed, is an open call to artists in the first ten years of their career working in three-dimensional forms, mixed media, installation, expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance. Revealed has advanced the careers of sculptors by leveraging gallery representation, direct grant funding, university positions, tenure, and most importantly, the creation of work without commercial constraints. TSC contextualizes the four to six annual Revealed artists with exhibitions of rigorous work by mid-career sculptors. This vital exploration of contemporary art practices enriches opportunities not available otherwise to early career artists and improves the region’s cultural, historical, and aesthetic landscape.

In 2000 TSC founded the Ohio Outdoor Sculpture (OOS) database following its participation in Save Outdoor Sculpture!. OOS is the largest online collection of images, historical data and condition information of a growing list of 1,500 publicly accessible outdoor sculptures in Ohio. OOS encourages communities to recognize, appreciate, and preserve their outdoor public sculpture.

TSC supports the community of sculptors in our region through the formation of SculptureX (SX). Established in 2010 SX is an annual symposium that develops closer connections among teaching institutions, faculty, and students of visual arts programs of sculpture in our region. As the nexus of SX, TSC impacts networking, artistic dialogue and career growth for the member organizations.

Through a year-round program of exhibitions, talks, and educational events, TSC is a creative oasis and meeting ground where ideas, risk-taking, and artistic dialogue connect artists, communities and audiences locally and internationally.