What the Plus (+)

A Group Art Exhibition Showcasing LGBTQ2+ (and allied) Artists in the qathet Region

What the Plus (+) Group Art Exhibition by 17 local LGBTQ2+ (& allied) artists, guest curated and online content by Giovanni Spezzacatena (Rabideye)


Alfred BolsterFiona Tyler
Amber FriedmanGiovanni Spezzacatena (rabideye)
Andrea Bennett (guest speaker)Jazz Rico
Angelica HamiltonJohn Hewson
Blossom (Maia Wade)Karin Birch
Chris RobertsKathryn Neun
Daniel RajalaKevin Wilson
Earle ThompsonPrashant Miranda
andSophia Sanford

 Although LBGQT2 stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer/Questioning and 2-Spirited, the plus (+) that is usually included after the initialism encompasses a list of other identities that fall under the queer umbrella. Our group art exhibition features 17 local artists ranging in age from 12 to 65+, working in various media, focusing on the ‘+’ itself, as it indicates a range or ‘gradient’, representing the fluid spectrum of human gender and sexuality.


JUNE 20 – JULY 25, 2020

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12pm-5pm

Online Interview and Audience Q&A  “Theyday” on

Friday, July 17th at 7pm

 An exploration of the way queer identities have evolved over time, including the initialism LGBTQ+ and its additions and spaces and everything in-between, with author andrea bennett. Access here.

Sponsored by: qathet Community Justice – BC Arts Council – Malaspina Art Society, Powell River Council for Arts & Culture – PR Pride.


This is where the ‘+’ in LGBTQ+ comes in: we are asking artists to produce new work that addresses their interpretation of the ‘+’ or range/ gradient within the LGBTQ community. Click here for some ideas on this.


What does it mean to you and how is it constructed? Check out this useful guide.

SEXUALITY (+ beyond)?

Roles as defined psychologically and physically over time, can shift and vary from person to person.

If you have any inquiries about the exhibition please email: whattheplusart@gmail.com
The Art Centre ~ Powell River Public Art Gallery & Powell River Council for Arts and Culture artscouncilpr@gmail.com | https://www.powellriverartscouncil.ca/about
215 – 6975 Alberni Street, Powell River, V8A 2B8 Canada

Powell River Council for Arts and Culture

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