True Colors 2nd Annual Exhibition

True Colors focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) experiences. Founded and curated by Holis Hannan, True Colors features prominent and emerging LGBTQ and allied artists alongside community events.

Featured artists: J.B. Harter, David Hockney, George Dureau, Skylar Fein, Jack Balas, Sarah Sole, John Paradiso, Lovie Olivia, Stephen Honicki, Zoe-Perry Wood, Tyrus Clutter, Keith Perelli, Maxx Sizeler, Audra Kohout, Edna Laniari, Christopher Scott Brumfield, Amanda Hext, Brent Pafford, Ron Geibel, Paul Marquardt, Bria Brown, Stephen Honicki, Brook Falgout, Colin Roberson, Alexa Maruis Curtiss, Anthony Raymond Whelihan, Brian Hitselberger, Ashley Kolodner, Miguel Viteri, Issa Randall, Carol Leake, James Gaffney, Kiernan Dunn, Bill Myers, Toban Nichols, Meg Turner, Brittany Polk, Alex Podesta, Justin Rapheal Roykovich, Erica Reynolds, Vanessa Sanford, Carlos Baldizon Martini, Julie Ray, Aubrey Roemer, Lindsey Jett, Charles Beau Hoffacker, Holly McGraw, Ama Birch, and others!

True Colors works will be exhibited at Press Street’s Antenna Gallery, Dancing Grounds and Ashé Cultural Arts Center (CAC). See below for schedule of events, locations and hours.

Opening Reception: Sat, 8/9, 6-10pm, Antenna. FREE

Performance by Hez Stalcup: Sat, 8/9, 7-11pm, Dancing Grounds, FREE. For performance schedule, visit or call (504) 535-5791

We Do: Sat, 8/23, 2-5pm, Press Street’s Antenna Gallery. Journalist/activist Billy Manes will present documentary “Billy & Alan,” followed by a panel discussion on marriage equality with Forum for Equality. FREE

ACTION! A Truly Queer Film Night: Sat, 8/23, 6-8pm, Press Street’s Antenna Gallery. FREE.  An evening of Short Films including “Trasnsbeing” and “Just Because I Am” by documentary filmmakers Gabrielle Pescador & Juan Javier Pescador, comedies from hosted by writers Nancylee Myatt & Paige Bernhardt of MyHardt Productions, & Producer/Director/Owner of Christin Baker.

The Waves Reading Series: Thursday, 8/28, 7-9pm, Press Street’s Antenna Gallery. FREE. The Waves is a new LGBTQ reading series presenting student voices, local writers, and visiting writers side by side. Our kickoff reading, coinciding with Antenna’s 2nd Annual True Colors LGBTQ Art Exhibition, will feature an all local line-up: Chanel Clarke, Tyler Gillespie, Elizabeth Gross, Megan McHugh, Kay Murphy, Brad Richard, Anne Marie Rooney, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Spencer Silverthorne, and Madeleine LeCesne.

Gay Face Photo Shoot: Aug 30-31, Times/Location: TBA. FREE. For more info, visit

Closing Reception: Fri, 8/29, 6-8pm, Ashé CAC. FREE

Performances by award winning performance artist Scott Turner Schofield: 
“Debutante Balls” – Wed., 9/3, 6 to 8 P.M. Ashé Cultural Arts Center (CAC)
Happy Hour Salon with Scott- Thurs., 9/4, 6 to 9 P.M., Press Street’s Antenna Gallery
“365 Days of Crazy”- Sat., 9/6, 7 to 9 P.M., Dancing Grounds ($5 Press Street and Dancing Grounds members/ $10 non-members)


Press Street Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.)

Dancing Grounds (3705 St. Claude Ave.)

Ashe CAC (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.)

This event would not be possible without the support of the John Burton Harter Charitable Trust  Thank you again for your support.