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RAINBOW CROSSWALKS ART SHOW

UPDATE: DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, THE SHOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 11!
New hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am - 6pm

The Rainbow Crosswalks are living pieces of art that serve as beacons to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people all
over the world and are bold vibrant symbols of hope and pride which were the spark for this show.

Celebrate these important values by attending the art show at James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.




I have been working non-stop for the last two months to paint a whole new series of paintings to illustrate the LGBT equality.
This new show portrays the history of the equality movement and I have created more than 60 new paintings of LGBT luminaries - Truman Capote, Marlene Dietrich, Allen Ginsberg and more - and other pieces I hope will be embraced

For you Facebook nerds out there :-)  I have created this Event link  

Please spread the love and show the love!

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LGBT Rainbow Crosswalks in west hollywood california june 2012 - Duvander Duvander Martin Duvander
 
 
 
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The intersection of San Vincente and Santa Monica Blvd. where the
Rainbow crosswalks will be painted.

 
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RAINBOW CROSSWALKS
On April 19th I wrote to the West Hollywood City Council about an idea to paint the crosswalks in West Hollywood rainbow coloured during the June 2012 Gay Pride.

The idea was simple; I see those white crosswalk as an empty canvas and saw an opportunity; paint them and make a statement!

Today on May the 29th I got a letter back confirming the Mayor Mr. Jeffrey Prang and Council member Mr. John Duran loved the idea but it had to put it fourth in a council meeting on Monday June 4th at 6.30 PM at West Hollywood Library located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard (at Melrose). They need to vote on this project and for that we need your support and help

Call To Action
You can help in three ways:

1. Sign a petition e-mail here. We will show case this at the Council meeting as proof of public support. (Which they wanted)

2. Donate to the cause here;http://www.indiegogo.com/rainbowcrosswalks as we are making a small documentary about this Event!

3. Show up at the Council meeting and speak up! Monday June 4th at 6.30 PM at West Hollywood Library located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard (at Melrose).

Have a great day, and as always; Stay Sexy!


LGBT Rainbow Crosswalks
Crude artist rendering of what I had in mind :-)

Update
Wednesday 6th of June 2012

This past Monday the West Hollywood City Council sat down to vote for item 2.M:

Rainbow Crosswalks for Gay Pride Month at San Vicente & Santa Monica Blv. Sponsor: Mayor J. Prang, Deputy to Mayor, M. Haibach, Council Member J. Duran and H. Molina.

Subject: The City Council will consider having the crosswalks at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevards painted in rainbow colours in celebration of Pride Month in West Hollywood.

The City Council voted all in favor! And it is now in progress, they will start painting the intersection this Wednesday and Thursday night so it is ready for the weekends opening of Pride Month. It will stay for the entire month of June.

I Still Need Your Help
As you all know we are trying to document this thing in a short film and for that we still need your help (I wish I could personally finance it but I am not in that pay scale bracket). So please, why not be part of American civil rights history and take action? Buy the DVD for only $25 or buy the poster signed personally by me! It is all for a good cause!

Please go here to see how you can donate and make a change!


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Huge shout out to © Jon Viscott www.viscott.com for taking these pics and letting me post them!
           

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