Self-portraits: Exploring the Art of the Rebus
Géza, 306 Maujer
Come celebrate pride with us! Together we will learn about the importance of secret codes in LGBTQ+ history and pay tribute to the gender outlaws and norm resistors who paved the way. We’ll explore rebus puzzles, which use individual letters and pictures to depict words and phrases, as a form of self-portraiture that can bring the hidden (and not so hidden) parts of our expansive identities to life.
This special all-ages learnshop will be led by poet-artist Mr. B. It includes discussion, writing prompts, graphic-arts journaling techniques, and quick drawing.
This is an in-person event, and it is free and open to participants aged 9+. Prior registration is recommended, and no prior experience required. All supplies will be provided, just bring a curious mind and an interest in making community in a creative space.
Mr. B (He/They) is an experienced facilitator, educator, and artist. He has worked in youth and adult education for the last 15+ years and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in poetry.
He is the creator and illustrator of a children’s and YA book series entitled How Mischief Changed the World published through the Scout Books Equity Alliance Initiative Award. Most recently he has been awarded a Creative Engagement grant through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center for his project TransJoy Now and Later to create the first ever anthology and exhibit of collected work from all trans & gender non-conforming artists and creators based on the topic of TransJoy. B is most excited about this project as well as his forthcoming collection of poetry, Do I translate?. Their greatest joy is to be able to help other identity-creative people feel more seen and possible.