LGBTQ+ Worcester — For The Record Opens at the Worcester Historical Museum

LGBTQ+ Worcester — For The Record Opens at the Worcester Historical Museum

WORCESTER – Like the layers of an oil painting that blend and develop over time, life builds in layers.

Thursday Night, April 25, at the opening of “LGBTQ+ Worcester — For The Record” at the Worcester Historical Museum, guests of the event were treated to a glimpse into a community that has many layers. A community that has helped shape the culture and community of Worcester’s history, and its present standing as a destination for art and culture in the Commonwealth.

 

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At the opening of “LGBTQ+ Worcester — For The Record”/Photo: Samantha Schwartz

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of New York’s Stonewall Uprising and the advent of the modern gay liberation movement, the project skillfully brings together various documentation of Worcester County’s LGBTQ+ experience. Powerful language and images of local men and women actively immersed in the struggle for equality. A visual history of leadership, celebrity, and everyday life in a community that has helped support itself, and others, over the past half century.

This exciting exhibit includes a collection of oral histories, the creation of an LGBTQ+ archive, and educational programming to complement the exhibit on Gay Worcester.  

In partnership with College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Digital Worcester, the exhibition and programming will run from April through October 2019 at the Worcester Historical Museum. For more information about the exhibition, including viewing hours, please visit www.worcesterhistory.org

 

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At the opening of “LGBTQ+ Worcester — For The Record”/Photo: Samantha Schwartz


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    Darcy Schwartz, "Miss Darcy" as she is known to her students, is the founder of ArtReach, a woman owned, artist-owned, working art studio founded on the premise that developmentally appropriate, creative activities can serve as launching points for artistic exploration and expression at any age.A printmaker, an illustrator, and a writer, Darcy holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York, where she completed a certificate program in art therapy. Darcy is a member of the NAEA (National Art Educators Association), and SCBI (The Society of Children's Book Illustrators), as well as many other community and philanthropic organizations.For more information on Darcy, her studio, her work, her writing, please see the bio on her website, www.artreachstudioafs.com