All Out Arts has for over a decade presented annual art exhibitions of often profound social significance. Our current presentation fits this mold absolutely. Arts activist Heidi Russell drew our attention to how an emerging liberalism in the West is being challenged by a Draconian backlash against LGBT civil rights around the world. In this battle, as in all battles, art is a powerful instrument for resistance and change.
From the AIDS Quilt to the Rainbow Flag, from the world of Dance & Music to the Graphic Arts, LGBT artists have held a particular position as a social minority to enter this dialogue of protest and renewal. We at All Out Arts reach out to all those whose work is a vital part of the International struggle for justice.
In this spirit we present the current exhibition:
OUTcry: LGBT Voices in the International Dialogue for Justice
– Louis Lopardi, Executive Director