Love is the Only Norm Opening Reception

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Love is The Only Norm Opening Reception

A Group Exhibition Challenging Viewers to Consider Identity Beyond Binaries While Celebrating the Depth, Breadth and Complexities of Gender Expression


YONKERS, NY – MAY 24, 2023 – Yonkers Public Library's Riverfront Art Gallery opens Pride Month on Thurs., June 1 with an opening reception of its new exhibit Love is the Only Norm, a celebration of queer artists exploring themes of history, pop culture, identity, politics, sexuality, gender and race. 


Featuring work by over 24 artists, the exhibition creates a space for LGBTQIA+* artists to share their perspectives on the breadth of human experiences through work that is both explicitly and not explicitly queer. This exhibit is curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi and will run from June 1-Aug. 25, 2023. 


Opening Reception:

Date: Thurs., June 1 

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Art Gallery, 1 Larkin Center, 4th Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701


Featured Artists: Anthony Amiewalan, Esmeralda Angel, Daniel Aros-Aguilar, Michelle Asarch, Johan Beltre Baez, Elizabeth de Bethune, Rosa Guadalupe Fortys, Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Matthew Gilbert, Mitchell Goldberg, Jeremy Gonzalez, Seth Ruggles Hiler, Nick Lavey, Dauris Martinez, Christine Mendoza, Gloria Nixon-Crouch, Daniel Ortiz, Marshall Ransfield, Rosa G. Santúa, Christoph Sawyer, Erika Shallcross, Franklin Silva, Jean Sonderand, and Andrea Straker



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