The Art League of Long Island is proud to host a workshop series led by Liv Cocozza, exploring LGBTQIA+ art and literature from the past and going forward into the future. The workshop series will culminate in an exhibition of works created during the workshop series.
These workshops are free and open to the public. All sessions take place in the Art League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. Please register early as space is limited.
Saturday, April 1 – 1pm to 3pm
While reflecting on our Queer ancestors, students will learn to use symbols and visual cues to signal LGBTQIA+ history in their artwork. Students will learn to use the visual tools of their predecessors and contribute to sharing Queer experiences and movements in the future while making abstract and symbol-based works of art. Click here to register.
Saturday, May 20 – 1pm to 3pm
Sharing words in forms of poetry, fiction, and protest/speech has always been a tool to educate and share personal experiences within the Queer community. Students will read excerpts of Queer writers’ current and past, then make their own writing and visual books called zines. Click here to register.
Saturday, June 10 – 1pm-3pm
In the final workshop, attendees will learn about the current movers of Queer visual language and create a collaborative art piece to encapsulate the workshop series. The last seminar work will be to make a collaborative banner to commemorate our knowledge and shared experiences. Click here to register.
Strolling Gallery Exhibit: June 17-July 29
The exhibition will contain works by the instructor and the students who have attended the prior workshops.
About the Instructor: Liv Cocozza’s artwork explores the relationship between intimate queer experiences and the vulnerability of navigating medical and political spaces as a transgender person. At the same time, acknowledging the unspoken, un-archived, or misconstrued history of queerness. His work employs materials such as silicone, bed sheets, latex, and construction hardware. Their practice is highly influenced by queer political and art history, acknowledging the labor and efforts of those who came before him in queer and trans liberation. Liv aims to use the public paradigm of queerness, and the intimate experiences of queerness to form a path to a restorative future. Visit their website at https://www.livcocozza.com
This workshop series is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.