The opening reception of Lavender Menace: Paintings by Maura McGurk in Response to Gay Bullying was a success!
I was honored to have so many people in attendance; despite monsoon-like conditions, the gallery was full of steady foot traffic all night. Among the first visitors were mentors and mentees of True Colors, a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. It was great to talk with them about the projects they’re working on, and to answer their questions about my paintings.
Friends from preschool, middle school, college, and grad school came out to support me, not to mention family, and new friends made in Norwich. Thank you to all for your support!
Jeff Campbell and Connor Alderman, photographers extraordinaire, took beautiful photos all night long; I’ll be posting more as they come in.
The show is up all month, and there’s still plenty of time to make a visit to the gallery. You can find details here.
Don’t forget that the 10% deal is still on–I’ll be donating 10% of all proceeds from this exhibition to the It Gets Better Project! By purchasing an artwork, you’re taking a stand against gay bullying. And if you can’t make it to the show but still want to show your support, take a look at the online gallery and shoot me an email to make a purchase.