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Join us ​on Friday, ​June 3rd a​t​ Brenda McMahon Gallery​ as Gulfport​ ​kicks-off a month long ​celebration of diversity and creativity in honor of Pride Month, aimed at uplifting and honoring LGBTQ voices. The occasion will serve as the debut of prominent Latin American/Caribbean artist John Gascot as the Gallery's Artist of the Month for June and takes place from 5-9pm during Gulfport's First Friday Art Walk.

Gascot's work aims to be accessible and promote diversity throughout the region, as can be seen on his St. Pete Pride mural depicting LGBTQ icons and his work on St. Pete's Black Lives Matter mural. Gascot strives to create art that promotes diversity while simultaneously celebrating and challenging social and gender roles dictated by various cultures. In addition to creating groundbreaking art, Gascot founded local non-profit Diversity Arts, which aims to support underserved youth and communities by providing safe environments, guidance and materials for creative self-discovery, expression and sociocultural interaction.

Visitors to the event will be treated to the smooth sounds and cool jazz of trumpet player and sound healer Lindy Romez, who will also perform the following day at Gulfport's Pride Celebration, which takes place from 10am-5pm on scenic Beach Boulevard. The event is traditionally one of the largest celebrations of the year in the diverse, arts-loving community in Gulfport.

For more information, please visit brendamcmahongallery.com and follow us on social media @brendamcmahongallery.

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    Susan Gore

    May 28, 2022at6:56 am

    Thanks, Brenda McMahon for showcasing John Gascot’s work! I hope folks also will walk up to the Gulfport Library to see the ArtOut exhibit: Queering the Pandemic. 35 artists, 53 works from 12 countries that illustrate the creativity, resilience, suffering and hope unleashed by COVID-19!

    At 5 p.m. on June 4 there’s a free public dialogue, too, SpeakOut: Intersections of LGBTQ Identity and Art, funded in part by Florida Humanities. All free – live and on Zoom at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakout-the-intersection-of-lgbtq-identity-and-art-tickets-318756518327?aff=erelexpmlt

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Jun 03 2022

Celebrate PRIDE at Brenda McMahon Gallery

Organized by Brenda McMahon Gallery

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Jun 03 2022 05:00 PM
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Jun 03 2022 09:00 PM
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Brenda McMahon Gallery, 2901 Beach Boulevard S, Gulfport, FL, 33707

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