Art Gallery to Feature Work of Touring Family Diversity Projects Exhibit
Posted January 15, 2014
The Art Gallery at Western New England University will host “Love Makes A Family: Portraits of LGBT People and Their Families,” an exhibit by the award-winning Family Diversity Projects, from January 26 to February 27. The gallery, located in St. Germain Campus Center, will host an opening reception Sunday, January 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There will also be a gallery talk on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. where the artists will offer insight into their work. General Art Gallery hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday thru Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. All events are free and open to the public.
The exhibit features photographs by Gigi Kaeser which depict a variety of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their families of all races in familiar family settings. The photos are accompanied by text edited by Peggy Gillespie from in-depth interviews she conducted with each family member who speak candidly about their lives, their relationships, and the ways in which they cope with the realities of prejudice, bias, and intolerance on a day-to-day basis. The exhibit contributes to the process of dismantling the destructive power of prejudice and intolerance, thus making the world a safer place for all people.
Family Diversity Projects of Amherst, a non-profit educational organization, created Love Makes a Family as a way of helping to combat homophobia. Since it began touring in 1996, the exhibit has traveled to more than 1,000 communities.
Director for Media and Community Relations
AVP for Marketing Communications
In The Media
Professor Julie Steiner
Professor Bridgette Baldwin
Dr. Tim Vercellotti
Professor Erin Buzuvis
Dr. Jeanne Hart-Steffes
Western Mass News
For more information about a news item or to list an event, please email the Office of Marketing and Communications, or call 413-782-1626. For all other requests pertaining to the Western New England University, please use our contact forms.