COMPTON’S RIOT: Art launch and artist talk

crmugTuesday, August 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Don’t miss this launch party for Compton’s 50th Anniversary, featuring works by ceramic artist Nicki Green and interdisciplinary artist Chris Vargas commissioned by the GLBT Historical Society. Green is producing a limited-edition signature coffee mug referencing both Compton’s Cafeteria and the riot itself, while Vargas is hand-screening a numbered set of commemorative t-shirts from his own design. In conversation, the artists will discuss their creative processes and the relationship between trans history and art. Both works will be available for a limited time exclusively at the GLBT History Museum and the Tenderloin Museum.

Green is a trans-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on craft processes that document history and create legacy for marginalized communities. She has exhibited her work nationally, notably at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York City and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Vargas is an artist whose work deploys humor and performance in conjunction with mainstream idioms to explore the complex ways that queer and trans people negotiate spaces for themselves within historical and institutional memory and popular culture. Vargas also serves as executive director of MOTHA: The Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art. Admission: $5; free for members.

Remaining programs in the series
Thursday, August 18
7 p.m.
Roxie Theater Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
Thursday, September 1
7 p.m.
GLBT History Museum Sex Work in the Tenderloin Then and Now Cancelled
Thursday, September 8
8 p.m.
Tenderloin Museum Vanguard Revisited with Rev. Megan Rohrer