“LGBTQ: Say it!” Gallery Exhibit Opening on Friday, June 3
The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the opening of LGBTQ: Say It!, an art exhibit hosted by Atelier Rosal Gallery located at 74 E. Cherry Street in Rahway on Friday, June 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
“This Pride Month, we have given artists a platform to speak their minds and tell their stories through their talent and work,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams. “This is one of many Pride Month events planned throughout the month of June and we welcome everyone to come and enjoy this exhibit at Atelier Rosal Gallery in Rahway, throughout the upcoming weeks.”
The exhibit, presented in partnership with the City of Rahway, will be on display until July 9, will be an open and safe dialogue by, for and about the LGBTQ community.
Artists’ work will portray a broad spectrum of cultural, political, social and personal anecdotes through paintings on canvas, photography and works on paper. Themes include the challenges on an individual and societal level with hate crimes and current anti LGBTQ legislation as well as the embracement of gender expression and strength of the LGBTQ community.
The opening reception will be June 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and there will be an additional event on June 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. featuring leaders from LGBTQ organizations.
For information on Atelier Rosal Gallery, visit atelierrosal.com/.
Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs was established in 2018 under the Department of Economic Development. It is the first county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey. It offers a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.
For Pride Month schedule updates and more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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