Media: Artwork to Help Empower Communities

Publishing July/August 2010

 Busy month.

In July I'm helping out to promote the value of diverse communities. LGBT writers in NYC and grassroots political art and poetry in Regina, SK, Canada. In this sense, it's a part of my social activism and belief that art can help to move thinking in new directions.

visit Phat'itude OnlineAngels and Pears  BW versionMy painting Angels and Pears will be featured in the special issue of Phati'tude Literary Magazine celebrating LGBT writers and artists. It will help illustrate an essay on Gay Marriage and the challanges this issue faces. I spoke to Melbourne radio station 3CR about this a few months back and of course was included in the UK queer literary journal Chroma in 2009. I feel good when I can support other GLBT folks get across the idea that compassion, diversity and justice is nothing to fear. 

Print edition available now but the official launch is at New York City's famous The Bowery Poetry Club, Friday, July 9, 2010 @ 7:30PM. Read more about my painting in my diary. Phat'itude have been active in shaping diverse voices in literature in the US since 1997. The Lavender Issue: LGBT Literature Today will be available for sale on their website from July/August, 2010 on Amazon.com. Each issue features writers from the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, the Philippines, Japan.

Angels and Pears, acrylic, screenprint, photo stencils on stretched canvas.

Carl Gopalkrishnan. 2009.

Utilitarian  Donuts#1 Cover Art Gopalkrishnan 2010Utilitarian Donuts, Cover Art - July/August 2010

A new poetry and arts publication in Regina, Canada will provoke ideas and discussion around social and political movements through poetry, prose and art. Differing points of view appear side by side with the only intent to provoke new creative energies in the Regina arts community. Go Donuts! Regina based and distributed. We need more outlets for new writers.

 
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