Monday, June 13, 2011

Heroes with Bling

The current show at the Market Street Gallery promises to be the highlight of the Pride-related exhibits happening this month. The theme is Heroes with Bling. It’s a showcase of local glamour featuring portraits of some of our preeminent divas, drag queens and faux drag queens. The show includes stunning photography from Jose A Guzman Colon and Marianne Larochelle. The mosaic portraits by artist Michael J. Kruzich are Fabulous (that’s Fabulous with a capital “F”). The award-winning portrait of Miss Anita Cocktail (aka Leanne Borghesi) is a personal favorite (see left). The portrait of Sylvester is best described as an icon. It needs to be acquired by the City and given a permanent home in a prominent space. Perhaps the Ceremonial Rotunda at the top of the steps in City Hall. Sylvester could keep Harvey Milk company.

The gallery is located at 1554 Market between Van Ness and Franklin. Check their website for details. The show continues until June 29.

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