On October 18, 2017, Jacqui Beck delivered a presentation to the membership of artEAST in Issaquah,“Art for Social Change: the Gender Personal Project.” It had been more than 3 years since her Gender Personal exhibits at Kirkland Arts Center in Kirkland WA (May-July 2014) and at the Gender Odyssey International Conference at the WA State Convention Center (August 2014).
In her talk, Jacqui discussed with the her belief that art can be a gateway to learning about gender and other socially relevant issues. The presentation included a slideshow of photos of the Kirkland Art Center exhibit and of the people interviewed in the GP project, all taken by by Marc Hoffman. Marc and his wife, Tina, attended the presentation and were very active in the discussion that followed.
"It won’t take long before – I think, I don’t know – before even using ‘Lesbian’ ‘Gay’ ‘Bisexual’ will be recognized as obsolete, because it is dependent on only two genders." – Aidan, ‘Gender Personal’ interview subject
Gender Personal has been featured on the front page of the “Arts & Entertainment” section in the May 16, 2014 edition of the Seattle Gay News, a leading voice for the region’s LGBTQ community.
Read the whole story on the Seattle Gay News website.
An interview with Jacqui Beck by Sarah Radmer, Staff Reporter for the Madison Park Times, became the front-page story for that newspaper’s June 4, 2014 issue. The article begins:
“Three years ago, when Madrona artist Jacqui Beck’s son came out as transgendered, she went through all of the emotions a parent usually goes through in that situation.
After a lot of reading, education and growing, Beck decided to use her art to create an exhibit about the experience of her son and other people in the transgender community.”
Read the whole story on the Madison Park Times website.
Gallery goers view the Gender Personal exhibit at Kirkland Arts Center.
Gender Personal has been featured in Broadway World. Read the July 1, 2014 story at broadwayworld.com.