Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tell Your Story Through Art

I once heard Kurt Vonnegut say,
Everyone should practice art because art enlarges the soul.

Not too long ago a queer high school student from California contacted me about a project he began for school. The idea soon blossomed and he realized that more than just his peers could participant.

According to the site,
Lost2Found is a project that aims to shed light on the journey of coming-out as well as being out in today’s society.

The project is art based, encouraging the use of any medium of art to portray the journey in all its aspects. From the hard and painful experiences, to the lighthearted and simple ones, coming-out is overlooked.

If people could see what it means to an LGBTQ individual to come-out, if they can see how we feel. How we see the world and how the world treats us, we can give them a perspective they’ve never seen before.

How so? Art. Art is a window into an artist’s soul, as many have described. Those who create art, put their emotions and messages into the pieces, passing them on to the viewer, who in turn learns from the piece.

Lost2Found is a place where anyone, anywhere, of any sexuality can show how she/he feels through their art.

A deadline will be announced where the art should be finalized and submitted, where we will create a physical gallery just south of San Francisco, CA where the project originates. We hope to change the views of people one community at a time. Please help us. Join us.
Yeah, totally join in. We all have different experiences of understanding and accepting and proclaiming who we are. This is not just an LGBTQ thing. All sorts of people experience coming out of all time.

I submitted my Grave Robbers poem that I read at the end of the Homo No Mo play.

Soooo, submit your photos, drawings, videos, poems, short stories, whatever.
Visit Lost2Found



At 6:29 PM , Blogger Ryan said...

Hey, thanks so much for your blog and all that you have to say. Your story has been very encouraging to me as I have read through many of your insightful posts.


At 6:37 PM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

ryan, thanks!


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