LGBTQ art show currently on display in the Nott

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Union is hosting its third annual LGBTQ exhibition at the Nott Memorial through Sunday, June 12.

Sponsored by Schaffer Library, Mandeville Gallery and UNITAS, “It Gets Better: The LGBTQ Community at Union College,” features the work of eight members of the campus community.

The show was first organized by Union’s Ally organization, comprised of faculty and staff who work to raise awareness and provide support for the LGBTQ community on campus.

Those featured in the exhibit are: Martin Benjamin, professor of visual arts; Bui-Duy Thanh-Mai ’11; Caitlin Legere ’04; Li Lang ’11; Amanda Purner ’11; Hilary Zelson ’11; Frank Rapant, photography lab technician and Patty Richardson, campus safety officer.

Judges, Ellen Fladger, head of Special Collections in Schaffer Library, and Charles Steckler, professor of theater, reviewed all submissions and selected the 11 works, consisting of photography, printmaking, mixed media and film. They awarded three prizes: Best of Show, to Richardson for her film “Detour,” and two juror prizes to Thanh-Mai and Purner.

A reception and awards presentation will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 in the Wikoff Student Gallery on the third floor of the Nott Memorial. Immediately following the reception at 6 p.m., Richardson will screen her film “Detour” in the Reamer Campus Center Auditorium.