Join Joselle Blyth, a queer, Chicago-based painter for her first solo art exhibition at Reunion Chicago. She will be displaying original portraits of icons like Nina Simone, Beyonce and Frida Kahlo that have impacted my life in a positive way as a queer person. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP). Swing by for a cocktail, a performance by members of YEPP and help us kick-off "Pride & Power - a month-long celebration of community, healing, and joy at Reunion Chicago.
About Joselle Blyth
Joselle was born in England, moved to America when she was six, and was raised in a rural town called Burlington Illinois. She has dedicated her life to standing up for those who need protection while spreading good vibes and above all, love. Joselle enjoys sassy people and admires anyone that has the intent to inspire and create a world where anyone can be whoever they dream they can be. She lives her life by a quote from the legendary Nina Simone; “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear.”
The mission of YEPP is to create a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ways to address their struggles and to celebrate their strengths through the process of developing a theatrical performance piece.
About Reunion Chicago:
REUNION is an art gallery, event space and co-working studio located in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Event/cultural producer Kristen Kaza and brand strategist/ cultural producer Elijah McKinnon assumed management of the space in 2016, with a mission to provide a collaborative and grounding environment for women and femme-identified individuals in creative roles.