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Rachel Pontious

Souvenirs Of A Common History | 72″ x 96″ | Oil, encaustic, graphite on canvas

Artist Statement
Rachel Pontious earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from School of Visual Arts. Rachel is one of the two artist curators that form RFCuratorial along with Finn Schult. Currently she teaches at Lawrence Technological University and Oakland Community College.

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Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.