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UMOCA presents work of 21 LGBTQ+ teen artists

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting its eighth annual Out Loud series for the next 12 weeks. This year’s theme is “Growing Pains” and presents the work of 21 LGBTQ+ teen artists.

“The 2024 Out Loud series explored new media and contemporary art practices with workshops in areas including comics, photography, printmaking, and sustainable fashion,” organizers said in a statement. “Alongside local queer artists, the Out Loud participants, who represent 14 different Utah high schools, created work focusing on themes of nostalgia for their childhood experiences coupled with anticipation for the challenges that come with growing up queer in Utah.”

Citing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and rhetoric’s continued rise, organizers say Growing Pains “bears witness to the resilience and creativity of Utah’s LGBTQ+ community.”

An opening reception will take place Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the UMOCA Projects Gallery, Upper Level, 20 S. West Temple.

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