September 10, 2010

Fabled Asp Retrospective

Fabled Asp has established a unique storytelling tradition in the disability community. Check out their retrospective at SF Main Library!



40-year retrospective of Fabled Asp on view in the Main Library, Sept. 18-Nov. 21, 2010

For the past 40 years, San Francisco Bay Area lesbians with disabilities have been at the forefront of political, artistic and cultural change. Despite these significant accomplishments, most of this history has not been documented in any archive and is in danger of being lost. Celebrating Fabulous/Activist Bay Area LEsbians with Disabilities: A 40 Year Retrospective, on view Sept. 18 - Nov. 21, in the Skylight Gallery and the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center at the Main Library, celebrates the contributions of disabled lesbians from the 1970s to the present.

This exhibition and many of its related programs take place at an important time this fall when October honors Disability Awareness Month and the recently enacted Disability History Week in California (ACR 162). San Francisco has proclaimed 2010 as the year of the disabled lesbian.

Featured in the exhibition are photographs, a Memorial Quilt, archival materials and more that demonstrate the innovative contributions by disabled lesbians in the areas of art, dance, politics, civil rights and access.

The exhibition is on view in the Skylight Gallery on the 6th Floor and the Hormel Center on the 3rd Floor at the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco.

Related Programs:

Sept. 22, 6 p.m.- Opening Gala: Celebrating 2010, A Year Honoring Lesbians with Disabilities.

Featured guests include AXIS Dance Company and Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre.

Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Main Library, San Francisco Public Library


Oct. 7, 6 p.m.- Women of the Quilt and our Lineages

Artist Karen Hampton discusses the Memorial Quilt she created in memory of the lives of lesbians with disabilities. Artist E.G. Crichton discusses her Lineage Project, which she created in conjunction with the GLBT Historical Society. These living artists give creative expression to their link with archival collections of people who have passed away.

Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Main Library, San Francisco Public Library

Oct. 14, 6 p.m. -Writing Our Word, Speaking Our Minds, Telling Our Stories: Readings By and About Lesbians with Disabilities

Featured guests include Elana Dykewomon, Barbara Ruth, Teya Schaffer, Dominika Bednarska, and the Mothertongue Feminist Theater Collective.

Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Main Library, San Francisco Public Library


2010: The Year of Honoring Lesbians with Disabilities is HERE! Come Celebrate with us!

Learn more/donate/volunteer: fabledasp.com

Fabled Asp is run by dykes over 40 and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. Many dykes over 40 are represented in this exhibition and will be in attendance. Join us!