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Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond - Artists Talk and Quilting Bee

  • 1708 Gallery 319 West Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

Join 1708 Gallery this Saturday for the Artist talk of Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond, an on-going participatory project and exhibition by Aaron McIntosh. Talk will take place from 1 - 2pm.

Come before or stay after for the Queer Quilting Bee where you have the chance to make a Kudzu leaf and have it sewn into the vine. Each leaf is adorned with stories of LGBTQ+ contributors, supporters, allies, and other archive documents that celebrate and illuminate Southern queer culture. Using the invasive kudzu vine as an agile metaphor, the project disrupts dominant Southern conservatism and activates the vine—often perceived as monstrous—as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity. Quilting Bee will be happening from 12 - 5pm.

Artist Talk and Quilting Bee is a part of the Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond's Saturday Picnic Series. The Picnic Series includes events happening every Saturday of the exhibition from 12 -5pm.