I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Please join us for the Artist's Reception Saturday, August 28th, 1 - 4 pm _______
Last week to see Paula Bullwinkel: BROUHAHA
Julie Clements, Cock-of-the-rock, 2021, ceramic, 8.5"h x 8.5"w x 6.5"d
Julie Clements: Mixed Tape through September 18th
Julie Clements draws on an ongoing fascination with animals and their engaging quirks in creating her playful and punchy ceramic works, riffing on all kinds of critters while tweaking our sensibilities, pointing out paradoxes or just plain having fun.
Stop in to meet the artist during our Open House Artist's Reception August 28th, 1-4 pm
Paula Bullwinkel, Pageant Crossing, 2021, oil on canvas, 40" x 60"
Last chance to see the work, through August 28
Paula Bullwinkel, detail of All the Rest, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"
Paula Bullwinkel, This Whip's Name Too Noble oil on canvas, 24 x 30"
Bullwinkel loves mixing “danger and fun” in order to synthesize the light and dark aspects of life. She puts, in the words of the Symbolist, Odilon Redon, 'the logic of the visible … at the service of the invisible.’ “ - DeWitt Cheng
Stop in to see POSIES: A POCKETFUL at Gearbox Gallery, just downstairs from Transmission. Curated by Transmission Gallery Owner/Director, Ruth Santee, the exhibition features work by invited artists on the theme of flowers.
Opening Reception on Saturday, August 28th, from 1-3pm ____________
Posies in this exhibit include: Bronze, steel Ikebana, abstracted zip tie flowers, ceramic blossoms, dancing paper mache flowers, illuminated neon flora, floral assemblage of found objects, paper flowers, and flowers on paper.
Invited artists include David Kimball Anderson, Jerry Ross Barrish, Lynn Beldner, John Casey, Cheryl Coon, Roger Daniells, Vicki Gunter, Carrie Lederer, Tiffanie Turner and Franca Van Allen
See more contemporary art in our Gallery Showroom, featuring paintings, drawings, mixed media works, prints, sculpture, fine craft and jewelry. Find a special piece for yourself or someone you care about.
Now on view, work by Marsha Balian, Garry Knox Bennett, Robin Bernstein, Suzanne Long, Sachiko Miki, Anthony Riggs, Livia Stein, Dave Yoas and more.
The General Maintenance Technician is a part-time position responsible for regular building maintenance and repairs, and occasional small renovation projects. They will work independently from a list of priority projects with an estimated time required for each task and are responsible for their timely completion.
THRIVERS is a monthly discussion group for people impacted by HIV that relies on the personal expertise within our communities to help one another get the most out of life and to take advantage of the opportunities before us.
This month, we’ll be learning about mindfulness and the ways that it can help us become more tuned in to our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and experiences. We’ll discuss the ways that becoming more mindful can help us to deal with daily stressors, including those that have come up during the pandemic. We’ll also learn some techniques and strategies to incorporate mindfulness into our lives and daily routines.
September 22, 6:00 pm:Crossing: A Novel by Pajtim Statovci
Steeped in a rich heritage of bewitching Albanian myth and legend, Crossing is a deeply timely and deeply necessary novel about war, exile, and identity in all its complex permutations.
Rainbow Reading is our book club devoted to the queer literary experience. A new book is selected each month and represent a diverse range of themes, genres, and authors reflective of the LGBTQ+ experience.
Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room (345 S. 12th St.) offers book club members a 10% discount on each month’s selected book. The club usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. unless there are scheduling conflicts.
Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, accounting for 480,000 premature deaths per year. The tobacco industry has a long history of targeting Black and LGBTQ+ communities with advertising initiatives like Project SCUM, specifically promoting menthol cigarettes within these communities, giving financial contributions to Black groups and political leaders, and sponsoring LGBTQ+ events like Pride celebrations throughout the country.
The Arcila-Adams Trans Resource Center sat down with three current smokers of Black LGBTQ+ experience to learn about their history with cigarette use and their perspectives on the current culture around quitting.
What happens when your daughter introduces herself to you as your SON? And he's only 7 years old? You scream. You cry. You blame. You wonder why. And then you realize - it ain't about you.
Life...According to Z is a biographical book series that chronicles the life encounters of a young, black, transgender boy who tries his best to make sense of a society that rejects him - and how he fights to live his truth and be accepted.
Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live, especially during a pandemic.
By helping to house participants in the Way Home program, you are playing an integral role not only in helping individuals take charge of their lives, but also in making your community a better place to live.
To see if you are eligible for assistance, answer a few quick questions online:
Peer Counseling is a free service. We offer confidential one-on-one counseling by phone, referrals to resources, and information on a variety of issues including organizations, support groups, therapists and more.
There's no appointment required. Simply call during our operating hours and say your first name or “Peer Counseling” at the prompt. During the pandemic, we can be reached at our temporary number: 267-416-0451
Peer Counseling is looking for compassionate folks interested in helping others in the LGBTQ+ community. No counseling experience required! We will be holding our annual New Peer Counselor training this fall.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for the Peer Counseling program, we would love to hear from you.
TransWay is a diverse weekly social group for the transgender and gender nonconforming community, providing a space where what is often a disenfranchised and marginalized segment of the community can find commonality and support.
Transway meets via Zoom every Thursday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
MorningsOut is a social and educational discussion group for GBT men over 50. It's one of the oldest and most successful programs of the William Way Center. MorningsOut began 15 years ago with about two dozen members and now boasts an active email list of over 400.
MorningsOut meets via Zoom every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am and features guest speakers and lively discussions.
For more information and to join the MorningsOut email list and the Zoom meetings, send an email to: MorningsOutWWCC@gmail.com
These are difficult times.
There's help there when you need it. Here are some useful resources:
Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotline 215-686-4420