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MAY 17 / 6:00pm

Hosted by Sky Cubacub
Produced by Udita Upadhyaya
Artists Alexis Smith, Ashley Hollingsead, Lindsay Barlag Thornton + Michael Patrick Thornton, Michelle Zacarias, Tannaz Motevalli, + Samantha Virgilio

“The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.”  – Rebecca Solnit

This night hopes to see the power of the personal story unfold. The artists investigate why some narratives are left untold or muted, and slowly bring them to light. The artists work to create an ephemeral community that highlights the care, empathy, kindness, generosity, and attention our stories and our lives deserve. We ask difficult questions about acceptance and access, find power in visibility, and create moments of embrace, gifting each other with presence. We become witnesses for each other’s courage, longing, and search for love.

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