Never-ending Scroll; Kate Huh and LJ Roberts in Conversation

Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

December 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

"The West End Avenue Collection" was anonymously donated to the Leslie-Lohman Museum in 2013. The collection encompasses multiple decades of photocopied collages. Like paper dolls, West End's figures were arranged on the glass plate of the photocopy machine and reproduced-no adhesive was ever used in the work's construction, allowing the pieces to be moved around in never-ending compositions.

Over several months, Kate Huh spent time with the "West End Avenue Collection" in the Leslie-Lohman Museum's archives. Huh used photocopied images of pieces from the West End Avenue Collection to create two new collages. For Huh this process marks a vital collaboration between herself and the anonymous producer of the West End Collection. This collaboration extends to LJ Roberts, who takes Huh's collages and painstakingly translates them into detailed embroidered textiles.

Kate Huh is a NYC based artist/activist. She has exhibited her visual art, installations and films throughout the United States and Europe since 1982. Her work appears in the following books; "Time Capsule, a Concise Encyclopedia of Women Artists" Creative Time 1995, "Caught in the Act, Photographs by Dona Ann McAdams" Aperture Foundation 1996, "Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving" Routledge 2004, "Queer Zines" Printed Matter 2008, "Cruising the Archive" ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archive 2011, "Herstory Inventory" Dancing Fox Press 2014 and "Cock, Paper, Scissors" ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries 2016.

LJ Roberts is a visual artist and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Their work investigates overlaps of queer and trans politics, activism, protest and craft through an intersectional feminist lens. LJ's work has been shown at such venues as The Victoria and Albert Museum, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, The Orange County Museum of Art, The Bag Factory, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. LJ is currently working on an artist book project that combines archives, and narrative(s) regarding the Stonewall Riots, a screen printing project that addresses neuro-divergence through abstraction and deconstructed textiles, a large project on the Van Dykes, a lesbian separatist gang that traversed the continent in conversions vans in the 1970s, and an embroidered portrait project that has been on-going since 2012.

Join the Leslie-Lohman Museum for an evening of discussion with Kate Huh and LJ Roberts about their ongoing collaboration. Tickets are free, seating is limited. Please register for the event by following the ticket link.

Image: Kate Huh and LJ Roberts
"The West End Archive Never-ending, Scroll #1", 2015-2016
Embroidered panels. Courtesy the artists

"Feral Women/Filmed Portraits"

Prince Street Project Space 127B Prince Street

December 9, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 10-11, 12-6 pm

Del Mar revels in her fascination and obsession with Feral Women: a riveting and immersive exhibition of photo portraits, filmed portraits, black velvet paintings and drawings. "Women expressing wildness, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle, is a manifestation of innate power. The high hard femme, the bad girl, the rocker, the biker, the surfer-selkie, are icons of a new feminist pantheon." The implied mirror or screen, a disrupted transmissive surface for exploring known and newly discovered selves via butch selfie drawings and filmed portraits, challenge accepted norms of representation.

Events During Exhibition:

Saturday, December 10 6-8pm
Tough Girls and Lucid Dreamers live reading / music series features poet and novelist Eileen Myles, poet Pamela Sneed, poet Mel Elberg, Katrina del Mar, and musicians Karyn Kuhl, Genny Slag, Kaki King, and Fiona Silver.

December 11 6-8pm
Film Screening (various short films TBD) Sunday

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: The Twisted Universe

American Museum of Natural History

December 12, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

$15 ($13.50 seniors, students)
$12 Members

Follow University of California San Diego Professor Brian Keating on a trip from the frigid depths of Antarctica to the distant reaches of outer space. Along the way, we will encounter new tools to examine the universe and our place within it, exploring mysteries in cosmology from the nature of space to concepts such as the "Arrow of Time."

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Dinos After Dark

American Museum of Natural History

December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

$35 (two drinks and admission to Dinosaurs Among Us included)

Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum's celebrated dinosaur halls. Toast The Titanosaur during an exciting evening of expert talks, demonstrations, and after-hours access to the exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us. Wander freely, with cocktail in hand, and come face-to-face with the dinos after dark.

Fa La Frickin' La - The Cabaret Alternative to Holiday Radio

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway

December 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Does the holiday rush have you down? Me, too!!! Join me, Kevin Wood, for a sometimes irreverent look at the holiday season - warts and all! Let's search together to find the joy of the season and the message that's buried beneath all the trimming, gift wrap and commercial hype. Original lyrics and little known holiday gems are interspersed with old favorites in this one-of-a-kind holiday review.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Hayden Special Event: Winter Telescope Party

American Museum of Natural History

December 21, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

$15 ($13.50 seniors, students)
$12 Members

Join Museum astrophysics educators Steve Beyer, Brian Levine,and Ted Williams and learn the techniques of observation from inside the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater using its state-of-the-art Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector. Then, weather permitting, head out to the Arthur Ross Terrace, where you can sip hot chocolate as you look through telescopes with members of the Amateur Astronomers Association.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: The Grand Tour

American Museum of Natural History

December 27, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

$15 ($13.50 seniors, students)
$12 Members

Where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place in the universe? The Grand Tour will answer these questions as you travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe, exploring planets, stars, and myriad galaxies via the 3D Digital Universe Atlas. Join Museum astrophysics educators Brian Abbott and Ted Williams to experience the entire observable universe.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Kwanzaa 2016: Songs for the Soul

American Museum of Natural History, Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

December 30, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Free with Museum admission and for Members

Ruben Studdard sings all the right notes to usher in a year of renewed faith, love, and unity. The American Idol champion makes his Museum debut, lighting up the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life with his signature blend of R&B, pop, and gospel music. Hosted by Linda Humes, Museum festivities kick off with a dynamic opening performance by students from the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music and an international marketplace.