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Queer Mural Unveiling in Chicago

A reproduction of the mural being unveiled this weekend. (Photo via Facebook)

CHICAGO — The official unveiling of a new mural for and by queer artists will be this weekend in Chicago.

From the Facebook event:

Artists Sandra Antongiori, Andy Bellomo, and Sam Kirk have completed the first of what they hope to be a series of LGBTQ tribute murals. Each mural will open dialogue about queer culture and community, with an emphasis on intersectionality. This inaugural mural, located at Howard Brown Health Center in Boystown, honors our non-binary community members and features holistic healer and interdisciplinary artist Kiam Marcelo Junio, whose work can be seen at http://www.kiam-marcelo-junio.com. In Chicago, we are surrounded by thousands of amazingly talented artists, hard-working activists, healers, teachers, leaders, and countless queers who are working tirelessly to bring our community together. As we honor Chicago’s LGBTQ community through public art, we hope to enhance and advance our visibility and create conversation about the layers of queer culture while centering and prioritizing POC community members.

Join us in celebration on Saturday, September 29th from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
3245 North Halsted, Howard Brown Clinic-Mural located at Melrose/Halsted Outside
2:30: Music & Food
Dedication Remarks: 3:15
Music by: DJ Dapper @djdapper_chicago
Food Provided

View the artists’ work:

Sandra Antongiorgi: www.santongiorgi.com and IG: @santongiorgi
Andy Bellomo: www.andyBartworks.com and IG: @andyBmix
Sam Kirk: www.iamsamkirk.com and IG: @iamsamkirk

Featuring:
Kiam Marcelo Junio: @iamkiam
Original portrait makeup & concept by Melissa Musseau: @mmusse
Original Photo of Portrait: @noamythephotographer

This mural was sponsored by:
DCASE: Year of Public Art Chicago
Alderman Tunney
Howard Brown Health Center
Northalsted Business Alliance

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