Tue, Jun 28
New Works by Artist John Guthrie
JOIN THE CELEBRATION
This June and beyond, we’re celebrating the people, art and experiences that bring pride and joy to our community. We’re excited to share our line-up of special Pride events, an art collaboration and so much more. Here’s what’s coming up:
- FRIDAY, 6/17 @ 6:30PM: Barre by Jenn x Proving Ground outdoor class, benefiting The Hingham Pride Project and Hull Pride Project
- SATURDAY, 6/18 @ 4-7PM: Untold Brewing Beer Garden x The Hingham Pride Project
Join us at the Beer Garden to celebrate PRIDE month and support The Hingham Pride Project. Enjoy Live Music from Blacktop Struct, enjoy a special Untold Pride Beer “I was Promised Unicorns,” with proceeds supporting Hingham Pride Project, along with pride flag giveaways, merch for sale, kids activities and face painting.
- WEDNESDAY, 6/29 @ 5PM: Allbirds x Hingham Pride Project Shopping Night
Come celebrate Pride with at Allbirds Derby St. in partnership with the Hingham Pride Project with an in-store shopping event. Hingham Pride Project will be selling pride merch as well as refreshments and treats to enjoy. Allbirds will be matching donations to Hingham Pride Project (up to $500).
- SELECT FRIDAYS IN JUNE @ 9:30AM ON THE GREEN: Derby Street SWEAT – Bounce & Pulse with Jenn + Natalie
Join Jen + Natalie every Friday in June @ 9:30am for a fun Bounce & Pulse workout class on The Green. A portion of proceeds from these classes will benefit The Hingham Pride Project
- ALL MONTH LONG: Celebrate, learn & educate with LGBTQ+ themed books in our Little Free Library
Learn more & view our booklist
PRIDE COLLABORATION WITH ARTIST JOHN GUTHRIE
In honor of Pride, we’ve partnered with Boston-based artist John Guthrie, whose art embodies the openness and freedom of expression that we strive to bring to our spaces. As part of our collaboration, John created a series of new works that celebrate the many facets of Pride and its place in our lives in his signature style, which he defines as queer abstraction. In addition to his work as an abstract painter, John is the founder and director of Very, a contemporary art gallery in Boston.
We had the chance to ask John a few questions about his art, his inspiration and what Pride means to him.
Q: How has art helped you to understand and celebrate who you are?
A: I was born to be a painter. I was put on this earth to make art. Every day I feel compelled to act on this gift. Making art doesn’t make me understand myself but rather express something that is within me.
Q: What role do you believe art plays (or should play) at a community level?
A: Art should be endemic to the communities where we live. For me, the purpose of art is to allow people, both individually and in group settings, to express emotions, commemorate history, expose injustices, overcome obstacles, and gain an understanding of the world around them.
Q: What do you hope people feel when they see your work?
A: I want people to have a sense of wonder or awe. Every viewer is unique. As an artist who makes abstract work, I realize that everyone has their own reactions to what they see. I try not to be didactic and leave open a range of possibilities.
Q: From what sources do you draw the most inspiration?
A: For the last ten years, non-Western art has been my biggest source of inspiration, including prehistoric art, all varieties and periods of Native American Art, and ancient Egyptian art, to name a few.
Q: What does Pride mean to you?
A: Pride is being my true self and expressing myself fully as an artist and a human being.
PRIDE COLLECTION T-SHIRT
Want to own a piece of this special Pride-inspired collection? T-shirts featuring John Guthrie’s exclusive designs are available at the link below. 100% of proceeds will support GLAAD.ORDER NOW
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