BEND Exhibition Opening 5/22/2014 (Photos)

Carlos-Miguel Rivas a sophomore majoring in design, explains to a small group that his piece, titled 'Cassandra', depicts a biological male beginning to discover her inner self by experimenting with make up and dressing up only when she is alone. The terrifying moment captured in the piece is Cassandra's worst fear of her family discovering her.
Carlos Garcia admires a collection of photographs at the BEND exhibition opening at the Frost Museum.  BEND focuses on LGBTQA lived experiences, especially as they relate to issues of empowerment and equality. BEND will be at the Frost until June 11.

Carlos Garcia admires a collection of photographs at the BEND exhibition opening at the Frost Museum. BEND focuses on LGBTQA lived experiences, especially as they relate to issues of empowerment and equality. BEND will be at the Frost until June 11.

Carlos-Miguel Rivas a sophomore majoring in design, explains to a small group that his piece, titled ‘Cassandra’, depicts a biological male beginning to discover her inner self by experimenting with make up and dressing up only when she is alone. The terrifying moment captured in the piece is Cassandra’s worst fear of her family discovering her.

“We came to this exhibition to support art and the LGBT community that we identify ourselves with.” said Carlos Garcia, Senior, Art Major (left),who attended the opening with his partner (right)

Students admire and discuss artwork on display at the opening of BEND, the 2nd annual LGBTQA art show sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Joshua Goolsby, a junior studying art, admires a collection of photographs at the opening of the BEND exhibition at the Frost Museum.

FIU students, members LGBTQA community and art buffs gathered at the exhibition opening of BEND, which features the work of six artists: Camilo Londono, Carlos-Migues Rivas, Daniela Montoya, Sean D. Henry Smith, Sergio Potes, and Natalie Merola.

FIU students, members LGBTQA community and art buffs gathered at the exhibition opening of BEND, which features the work of six artists: Camilo Londono, Carlos-Migues Rivas, Daniela Montoya, Sean D. Henry Smith, Sergio Potes, and Natalie Merola.

Photographs by Margi Rentis/ The Beacon

About the Author

Maria Lorenzino
: Photo Editor at FIUSM. BA in History. Working on a BS in Journalism, with an area of concentration in photography. Passionate about dogs, video games, photography and historically accurate films.

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