Thursday, July 8
6:00 p.m. PT
Speakers: Betty Bangs (she/her), Jax Elton (he/they), Nico Standifer (he/him), and Vanessa Dubois (she/her)
Free online event, registration required
Join the Museum, San Diego Pride, and a panel of young artists from the Pride community as they share their work, practice, and experiences in using art to express their own identities.
Register now to save your spot. Space is limited.
All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place.
Live ASL translation will be provided during the online event.
I am Betty Bangs born and raised in San Diego. I am a Chicana Artist. I have two amazing children. I have assisted painting on murals at Chicano Park. My paintings are body positive art. Beautiful people the way I see them. The medium I mostly work with is acrylic on canvas, I am very passionate about my community, and cultura. My community, cultura, and my lifestyle inspire my art. By day I work as an Advocate for victims of crime and by night I am an all-vinyl DJ.
My name is Jax, I am 14 years old, and I use he/they pronouns. I’m a transmasculine, gender non-conforming, bisexual young person. I like to devote my free time to advocating for trans youth through volunteer spaces and social media. I often do this through my art, as it is a form of self-expression. My art can act as a way to get messages across or to blow off steam. Art is essential to my queer experiences and has helped get me through a handful of events.
My name is Nico Standifer. My pronouns are he/him. I am 17 years old. I love dogs, the beach, and hanging out with friends. I also love to draw and my favorite medium is digital art.
Hi, my name is Vanessa Dubois. Art has always been part of my life, specifically drawing and painting, and I have always been interested in photography. I am a complete self-taught photographer, and my art is improving with every picture I take. My focus is event photography with an emphasis on drag queens. I love movements, lights, and capturing memories.
I grew up in France, and, shortly after moving to California, I had my own coming out moment. I have been documenting the beautiful LGBTQ community one click at a time, taking photos for San Diego Pride, the LGBT Center, the Lambda Archives, and pretty much capturing every LGBTQ event in San Diego.
Featured at top right: Larry Rivers, Living at the Movies, 1974. Screenprint. Gift of Argosy Partners and Bond Street Partners, 1980.82.