NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2011
Artistic Director’s Statement
Welcome to the 2011 National Queer Arts Festival
A Sustainable Queer Planet
When we discussed this theme for the 2011 National Queer Arts Festival, we were thinking of all the definitions of “sustainable.” We wanted to bring to the fore queer ecological movements but we also wanted to look at the ways that queers sustain ourselves: what things sustain us, keep us going when we might drop; what things feed us so that we can continue?
We have many intriguing, challenging artistic answers at this Festival! Join us and you will see some of the finest performers, poets, writers, visual artists, musicians, comedians, and dancers look to our history for inspiration or create all-new solutions from their collaborations that will inspire future generations.
Queers have a unique way of creating solutions, organizations, friendships and political movements—come start a revolution of Sustainability with the Queer Cultural Center.
– Pamela S. Peniston, Artistic Director
Based in the California Bay Area, Queer Cultural Center promotes social justice and the artistic and financial development of queer art and culture.
2011 QCC STAFF
Pamela Peniston – Artistic Director
Jeff Jones – Development Director
Rudy Lemcke – Visual Arts and Humanities Director
Elizabeth Pickens – Managing Director
Jerry Lee Abram – Production Manager
Lavette Virden – Business Manager
Curators for QIY Exhibition
Rudy Lemcke – Chair
Matt McKinley – Exhibition Design
Nicki Green – Exhibition Coordinator
DENDESIGN – Graphic Design
PS Print – Festival Printing
Elizabeth Pickens, National Queer Arts Festival Coordinator
Alicia Kester, President
Dr. Marcy Adelman
Queer Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
SF, CA 94103
Executive Director, Pamela Peniston