- To provide a dialogue seldom taught in history class cirricula on LGBTQ+ Art History, artistic expression of identity , and historical context of visual symbolism used to identify LGBTQ+ sub-communities.
- To inspire youth, educators, and supporters with creative solutions for self- discovery and expression of identity using personal experience and secondary accounts from other LGBTQ+ identified artists.
- To provide a platform for youth and educators to speak and share their stories and identities through art.
What does this workshop cover?:
- LGBTQ+ visual symbolism, (flags, colors, origins) and context.
- Expression of identity in LGBTQ+ Art History in a timeline format
- Contemporary LGBTQ+ artists and movements.
- Visual/ creative arts educator support and inclusion tactics
- Casey’s story on self-portraiture progression in correlation to his gender transition and his own experiences of incorporating identity into art.
- An interactive portion: In which attendees have the chance to create and share an identity portraits or other expressions.
Can I adapt topics for my conference/ campus/ other event?
Of course! For example, Casey can speak more elaborately about educator tactics and his own experiences with supportive arts teachers for a teacher/education-focused conference.
Where has Art, Identity, & YOU been presented?
- GLSEN Cincinnati Youth Summit (October 2014)- Northern Kentucky University
- GLSEN Bluegrass- Moving Forward Families and Youth Conference (April 2015)- Marriott Griffin Gate (Lexington, KY)
- LA Lifeworks’ “Models of Pride” Conference (October 2015)- University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
- Asterisk Trans* Conference (February 2016) at UC Riverside (Riverside, CA)
- OHANA LGBT Group at Lee College (Baytown, TX)