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Art Where You May Not Expect It

Just for fun, I thought I would mention two ongoing art shows, a bit off the usual gallery paths.  I enjoyed them both!

The Old Works Art Gallery
Located in Babbage Square, New Babbage

“Family Histories: Crossing sexual boundaries in the Age of Steam”

As described by the gallery owner…

February is LGBT History Month in the UK, and given this typist’s (Elilka Sieyes, aka Dr. Watson) study interests it seemed like a good opportunity for a special (and slightly lazy) event at the Old Works gallery.

Family Histories presents selected portraits of individuals and couples who in some way transgressed Victorian norms of gender and sexuality. Some loved partners of the same sex, others made lives outside gender roles assigned to them by society, and yet others aspired to change Victorian views of sexuality.

The display contains some faces familiar to all, and a few less well known portraits. A side-display includes links to works by some of the individuals featured in the exhibit.

The display begins on Wednesday the 1st of Feb. There is no official opening with exploding tesla coils, but visitors are welcome to drop in for informal sitting-around-chatting on Sunday the 5th of February to discuss who has been egregiously missed out of the display, why what Vernon Lee really needed was an airship, and whether there’s such a thing as Uranian Steampunk.


First Bank Building Gallery of Seraph City

“Edward Hopper: City Life”

January 30 – March 31

Pick up a free catalog at the Gallery – wearable on a hud point, or rezz it on your inworld coffee table.

(Do try to break into the bank’s vault. If you manage it, there’s some fun to be had. Good luck getting back out, too!  Yes, I managed both.)

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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