ChimMaya has a long history of celebrating/showcasing established, emerging, and rising stars in the arts community. On the heels of our mission, we've decided to open our newest gallery space 'The Beverly Project' with an exhibition that echoes the spirit that has grounded ChimMaya over the years.
In solidarity w/June 'Gay Pride' month, ChimMaya has assembled an amazing and eclectic group of Gay/Lesbian artists for a groundbreaking exhibition in our new gallery, adjacent to our main building.
The journey for most artists...is often a difficult and challenging career path to undertake. Most often only through perseverance and focused vision, does an artist find his/her place in the arts community. With few exceptions for most artists, creative expression is often encouraged and celebrated by their peers, galleries, and the general public. With gay artists, the same journey is often plagued by censorship of subject matter, imagery, and limited creative freedom. That struggle, is generally magnified with their personal journey of self acceptance, positive self-worth, and the choice to live a life that emanates from their souls.
ChimMaya has invited these gifted artists...to open this exhibition of 'affirmative identity' during 'Gay Pride' month, in celebration of all the individuals who have, and do, encounter discrimination and intolerance based on gender, race/ethnicity, body image, and sexual identity/orientation.
Opening reception: Sunday, June 26th 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Exhibition: June 26th – July 24th
Sunday, June 26, 2011 to Saturday, July 23, 2011
10:00AM to 7:00PM
ChimMaya Gallery 5283 E Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90022