Art of Pride

Exhibit Runs: May 6th – June 30 2022

The Galleries at WORK_SPACE invite artists of all mediums and experience to submit work that reflects what LGBTQ+ pride and resilience mean to them. Through the personal and communal experience that art fosters, we hope to showcase stories about what it means to live as authentic and uncompromised selves.

Exhibit Opening:      Friday, May 6th 5-8PM
Weekday Hours:      M-F 10AM-4PM (Closed June 20th for Juneteenth)
Weekend Hours:      2nd Saturdays | May 14th & June 11th |10AM-2PM.

Contact galleries@workspacemanchester.com or 860.647.3168 for more info.

Laying It All Out – Roundtable Discussion

May 14th | 2pm-3pm

Join us for an hour of stories and discussion with drag performers sharing insights from their life on and off the stage. Featuring: Mia E. Z’Lay, Rory Roux Lay, Ambrosia Black and moderated by Billie Lee, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at University of Hartford. We invite members of the community to be part of the conversation.

Free | Limited Space
RSVP appreciated

Contact galleries@workspacemanchester.com or 860.647.3168 for more info.

Quilling Rainbows with Donnamarie Nakos

May 25th | 6:30PM-8PM

Dating back to the Renaissance, quilling or paper filigree has reemerged as a trendy, economic, fun and anxiety-reducing art form. As a companion piece to the Galleries @ WORK_SPACE’S ART OF PRIDE exhibit, we will learn basic techniques to roll paper into coils and scrolls to create a whimsical and colorful rainbow.

Workshop is live on-site at WORK_SPACE.

Cost: $15 and includes all necessary supplies. Members get $5 off.
RSVP Required.

Contact galleries@workspacemanchester.com or 860.647.3168 for more info.

CTGLC Networking Breakfast

June 2nd | 8:00AM-9:30AM

Members and guests are invited for breakfast and a discussion on the art of hospitality. This event is part of our Art of Pride exhibit that runs from May 6th – June 30 in our Main St. Gallery and our LOOP Gallery.

Breakfast will be held in our Main St. Gallery at WORK_SPACE.

RSVP Required.

Contact galleries@workspacemanchester.com or 860.647.3168 for more info.

The Art Blend Experience

June 10th | 6PM-8:30PM

This evening will blend visual & verbal art as Manchester Poet Laureate, Ryan Parker, guides us through a poetry playlist while a diverse array of artists co-create works inspired by the words & music they hear and the energy they feel.

  • Purchase the work you witnessed being created at an auction to raise funds for future artistic collaborations that unite people thru art & conversation.
  • Contribute your creative energy to a community canvas!
  • Share your own words and music during an open mic (time permitting).

Free | Limited Space
RSVP Required.

Contact galleries@workspacemanchester.com or 860.647.3168 for more info.

Rainbow Pop-Up Shop

June 11th | 10AM-2PM

Every 2nd Saturday, WORK_SPACE invites the public to tour the current art exhibit(s), peruse the Gallery Shop with unique locally-made items and tour the coworking space, meeting venues and digital story recording studio. On June 11th, not only will visitors see the ART OF PRIDE exhibit, they will enjoy our Rainbow Pop-Up Shop feature one-of-a-kind art, merchandise and gifts created by one-of-a-kind artists. Currently seeking local vendors.

Vendor Information and Application available under Sign Up link.

Contact galleries@workspacemanchester.com or 860.647.3168 for more info.

Drag Jamboree

June 11th | 6PM-8PM

Featuring: Mia E. Z’Lay ~ Ambrosia Black ~ Rory Roux Lay

Join us for a joyful and saucy evening of musical performances by Drag Divas with “Get to Know You” Bingo and other interactive games. Hosted by Mia E. Z’Lay.

Contact galleries@workspacemanchester.com or 860.647.3168 for more info.

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