ilume Gallerie marks Dallas Pride with showcase of gay art


ilume Gallerie, 4123 Cedar Springs Road. Artists’ reception Sept. 14, 6–11 p.m. Also open Sept. 15.

Ever since the ilume Gallerie opened, it’s featured works from artists gay and straight who embrace equality, Pride and diversity. And to commemorate that tradition, it hosts a two-day exhibition from 14 of those artists for a show called Hope Is Never Silent on Friday and Saturday.

Timed to coincide with the opening of Pride Weekend, Hope Is Never Silent includes photography from the photobook Gay in America (pictured left), images from Adam Bouska’s iconic NOH8 series (pictured right), Dallas-based photog Jorge Rivas’ Faces of AIDS campaign (pictured center), as well as the work of Alex Remington, Katy Ballard, Feren Stennet, Frank Tierney, Future Akins, Ed Check, Ellen Durant, Wes Harvey, Lahib Jaddo, Jerome Larez, Jason Villegas, Micayla Vera, Lauren Scully, Ryder Richards and Kat.

Proceeds from the juried showcase (which has been shown elsewhere across Texas and has its final stop here) will benefit Resource Center Dallas, AIDS Arms and the AIDS Interfaith Network.

Arnold Wayne Jones

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 14, 2012.