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Strut Art Opening - “TRANSCEND” by Rae Senarighi
The Art at Strut program has been exhibiting the work of local and international gay or queer artists once a month for over 14 years. It has always been an important part of Magnet. We are excited to announce that for the month of June, we are exhibiting the work of Rae Senarighi in his show titled “TRANSCEND.” ARTIST STATEMENT Fine artist, designer, and muralist, Rae Senarighi (b. 1979) is best known for vivid colorful abstracts, intricate typography, and bold transfixing portraits of modern icons. After studying fine art at the University of Montana (2000, 2004), Rae finished his BFA degree at the Art Institute of Seattle in 2009. He received a Hall of Fame Award from the Art Institute of Seattle in 2011. Rae’s detailed, thoughtful works are influenced by nearly a decade of scientific illustration, studying the natural world in micro and macro. His illustrations have been internationally published in Cell, Nature, Gertrude Press, and Science Magazines among others. After facing cancer in 2015, Rae refocused energy into creating fine art. Rae is a transgender non-binary artist currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. ABOUT THE ARTIST TRANSCEND is a portrait series celebrating transgender and non-binary artists, activists and leaders throughout the world. Transgender is not just about one experience, not linear and not simple. Each transgender person is unique with incredibly diverse experiences, yet we are united in a common struggle. Portraits in this series are of individuals living their lives out in the open, and choosing integrity over safety. To live openly as transgender requires personal courage to live authentically in oppressive environments. This series is a direct response to the oppression experienced by transgender people as they reclaim space, both literally in larger than life portraits and figuratively under a vast blue sky. May joy, power, and blue skies be a reality for transgender and gender non-conforming community everywhere. “The more we are willing to become authentic rather than conventional, and the more unique, unconventional, or creative a being we are… the more we need to eschew conditioning for aliveness.” ~Brené Brown The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go until 10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided. Please contact our Community Events Organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez at [masked] if you have any questions.

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BRIDGEMEN is for gay, bi and trans men who want to give back to our community. We organize fun and relevant social events and community-service projects that provide leadership opportunities and create friendships. Our goal is to make San Francisco a safe and happy place for everyone—by building bridges between our many social networks.

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