FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
PUEBLO, Colo. — Second Saturday Open Studios at Arts Alliance Studios (107 S. Grand Avenue) begins at 2 p.m. on July 8. One creative who works at Arts Alliance Studios hosts this event each month. July’s host is El Arco Iris Film Fiesta, the only gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in Southern Colorado. Other participating studios will offer tours, interactive activities and art for sale during Second Saturday.
A raku firing sponsored by All Clay a.k.a. Cristine Boyd will take place from 2 – 7 p.m. in the courtyard. Buy, glaze, and fire a pre-made piece for $18. You may also bring in your own bisqued piece and fire it—prices vary. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pueblo-based poet Kyle Laws will host an open mic poetry reading downstairs at the Studios from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
El Arco Iris Film Fiesta (AIFF), in conjunction with Pueblo City-County Library District, will present a screening of the film Gods and Monsters at sunset. Starring Ian McKellen (James Whale) and Brendan Fraser (Clayton Boone), this 1998 film features the tumultuous and adventurous life of a retired film director and the unlikely friendship he strikes up with his gardener. The film deals with Whale’s struggles as an aging artist and as a gay man living in that time and place. AIFF’s mission is to attract a wide range of individuals from the area and beyond and bring together the various LGBTQ groups within our community to celebrate our strengths and triumphs and to discuss our communal struggles in support of common betterment. For more information on AIFF’s monthly film screenings at Rawlings Library, follow them on Facebook.