Round Hole Square Peg Art Exhibit Has Closing Night Reception on Saturday


Round Hole Square Peg will have its closing night reception on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Long Hall Gallery, in the center of West Hollywood’s Plummer Park.

Round Hole Square Peg is a juried, international photography competition. The exhibit, currently open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, features photographs by 50 artists. They were chosen by a group of jurors including Laura Aguilar, Paul Bridgewater, Zackary Drucker, Bert Green, Robert Summers and Phil Tarley who evaluated over 500 images from nine countries.

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An expanded “Wall of Fame” of top LGBTQ photographic artists, curated by Tarley, includes 69 photographs by 59 artists.

“Queer artists have a perspective to contribute to society that is wholly our own,” says Tarley, founder of Round Hole Square Peg. “We have developed a unique view of self-worth, self-image, beauty, and love, and we want to share it with the world. In 2018, Dark Trumpian clouds are forming, threatening to roll back hard-won civil rights. Having a strong presence in front of a large audience helps the queer community defy and resist negative stereotypes.”

Photo art sales will be handled by artist-television-drag personality Sham Ibrahim. Mixmaster DJ Paul V. will be spinning for the night. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The closing night will include a cycling display from one of the riders from AIDS/LifeCycle, dressed in his riding St Patrick’s Day greens. Painter-photographer Miguel Angel Reyes — whose work hangs in the exhibition – invites everyone to dress up or dress down in St. Paddy greens. Reyes will photograph viewers with Round Hole’s Leprechaun man-prop, Jon Vaz Gar.

The exhibit is Sponsored by the City of West Hollywood WeHo Arts Program, the Tom of Finland Foundation, West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine and Fabrik magazine/ A portion of all closing night sales will benefit AIDS/LifeCycle which helps fund medical care, testing and AIDS prevention services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

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