Date & Time
Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:00 am
to 5:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Invasive, a project for Southern queers and their allies, subverts the negative characterization of invasive species and uses queer kudzu as a symbol of visibility, strength and tenacity in the face of presumed “unwontedness.” Traveling across the Southern states, the project will facilitate the collection of stories of LGBTQ people through workshops at community centers and historical documents from archives. Drawing on the preeminence of quilting in Southern folkways and the work of creator Aaron McIntosh, the artist will embed these stories, photographs, and archive documents into quilted leaves and vines. Eventually forming an overwhelming and undeniable mass of Southern queerness, the kudzu will be exhibited at art centers and public events across the Southeast.

Free Workshop at HCCC
The Invasive workshops create a space for coming together, sharing stories and making new connections. Everybody is welcome, you don’t have to be Southern or queer to come, contribute and support Invasive! Drop-in at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on Sunday October 18, between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM, to add your story to a cloth kudzu leaf (or as many as you like!), learn more about the project and meet other contributors.

Any and all stories are valuable!
Contributors can simply add their name and town, or stories about coming out, romantic encounters, family dynamics, personal hardships, gender revelations, inspirational figures in life, getting married, having children or any queer story that feels important to share. Straight allies can write/draw a message of support for a changing South, profile a Southern queer of note, or make a story leaf for a family member or friend who is unable to attend.

To learn more, visit https://invasivequeerkudzu.com.

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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