“Self-Made Man” by artist Flynn Hudson / Courtesy photo
A new show featuring the work of trans artists is set to open at Fenix Fayetteville next month.
The new show, titled Pronouns, will be curated by Pat Hennon and Jewel Hayes.
From the description of the show:
The purpose is to give one of several fringe groups an opportunity to share their art work, as well as to participate in a discussion telling personal stories about how their creative process reflects their gender preferences and transition. Question and answer session will be recorded and available to the public. Being seen, being heard, being understood leads to cultural inclusivity. Art educates. Art heals.
Pat Hennon, co-curator of “Pronouns”, is an artist whose work focuses on themes of gender, especially about internal and external feminine and masculine energies seeking balance. Pat sees herself as a creative investigator. She/he says they are trying to know themselves and separate from the acculturation received from parents and society into something different.
Jewel Hayes, co-curator of “Pronouns”, is a local musician, artist, electrologist, and public speaker. She demonstrates great passion for helping the trans community integrate into the larger community. Her home has become a safe sanctuary for trans individuals. She is committed to the individual values of freedom to make choices about one’s own body.
The new exhibit will begin on May 7, and run through June 26. An opening reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, including artists talks and a panel discussion.
Fenix Arts is located at 150 N. Skyline Drive in the Millar Lodge on Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville.
The gallery is open Fridays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon until 7 p.m.