Anita Vaughan, Life-Cycle Celebrant,
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Friday, March 4, 2011
Join me at BE:The Exhibit for an evening of music & art
Please join me on Friday, March 18th at an important event called BE: The Exhibit.
From the website:
BE:The Exhibit is a one-night-only artistic installation aimed at combating homophobia and teenage bullying in the Chicagoland area through art and activism. What started as one boy’s cry for help through an anonymous letter has grown into a national art campaign and documentary.
Professional Chicago-based artists have created original works of art – paintings, photography, sculpture – to be shown at BE and auctioned off for charity. There will also be a live stage show featuring music, dance and spoken word from some of Chicago’s most talented LGBTQ and straight-supportive artists and activists – all created from the secret thoughts of bullied teens.
BE is also an interactive exhibit. Guests will have the opportunity to write their own anonymous letters about their fears, create original art that will be auctioned off for charity, share their personal stories with our “5 Question Confessional Cam”, participate in our stage show and meet other Chicagoland teens, families and activists – all with the same aim: to combat homophobia and teenage bullying through art and activism.
DATE: Friday, March 18th 2011
TIME: Doors open at 6.30 PM, Show begins at 7.45 PM
LOCATION: The European Crystal Ballroom at 519 West Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights, IL
COST: FREE (Donations Accepted)
All are welcome — All ages, all races, all religions, all orientations, everyone!
Stand up and show the youth of our city that: “YES, IT DOES GET BETTER!”