Fort Worth Community Arts Center



COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER - MAIN GALLERY


Once a Day Swallow a Small Sun


Main Gallery - Once a Day Swallow a Small Sun

Exhibition on Display: April 16, 2021 - June 26, 2021

Third Space DFW Juried Show

Once a Day Swallow a Small Sun focuses on reflections of the queer experience through health and well-being. The definition of what queer health means is broad to include multiple perspectives and allow artists to freely interpret this concept. There needs to be creative attention to this aspect of the queer experience because health is often a taboo topic to discuss both within and outside of the LGBTQIA+ community. The title of this exhibition is taken from a verse in a Sam Sax poem:

On PrEP or on Prayer ["when i say pre-exposure prophylaxis"]
By Sam Sax

when i say oral emtricitabine

you think
        once a day swallow a small sun
        & all hymn in you comes undone

        the way a lit match deads the smell
        of a public bathroom

Via Poetry Foundation

Organization Biography

The year was 2019, Third Space DFW was conceived in reaction to the lack of queer representation in the Fort Worth art scene. “The Founding Fairies” which, included Tony Arnoldo, Kim, Chris, Pascual, Jamie, and Adriana set out to create something gay – like gay gay – like REALLY gay, and baby…that they did. “Third Space” is a reference to Homi K. Bhaba’s theory on the interstices between colliding cultures, a liminal space ‘which gives rise to something different.

 

ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL OF FORT WORTH
The Arts Council of Fort Worth was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership to stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout Fort Worth. Today’s Arts Council continues to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth by providing fiscal and business resources to local artists and arts groups while also serving the community through management of the Fort Worth Public Art Program and Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The Arts Council of Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit www.artsfortworth.org.

ABOUT THE FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States, Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The Arts Center’s mission promotes experienced and emerging artists with nine indoor galleries and an outdoor courtyard gallery. The Arts Center’s Hardy and Betty Sanders black box theatre and the William Edrington Scott Theatre hosts a wide range of performances by local and nationally known artists and organizations. The historically significant building is home to artists’ studios, nonprofit arts organization office suites, and classrooms. Learn more at www.fwcac.org

 

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