Back by popular demand, “Sip the Rainbow” will celebrate the opening of The Bear Sessions: Portraiture. With more bartenders and more signature Grey Goose cocktails, this year’s event is sure to top the overwhelming success of last! Registration required; $20 donation in advance, to benefit the BCAE. Three complimentary signature cocktails. Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Eastern Bank, Grey Goose,Northern Trust, and ONE Condoms.
In The Bear Sessions: Portraiture, co-creators Joel Benjamin (photographer) and John O'Connell (producer), seek to explore what constitutes authentic, modern masculinity. The project’s resulting images of over 80 men from Cape Cod to Texas (and later this year: California) reflect an identity and sexuality not represented in mainstream media. Embracing and presenting their masculinity in unique and individual ways, these members of The Bear Community represent warmth, strength, passion, joy, vulnerability, and most importantly authenticity not represented in Madison Avenue, Hollywood, or iconic gay imagery. In this selection from the project’s portraiture, the subjects' confidence and self-acceptance encourage the viewer to find and celebrate those qualities within themselves.
Friday, May 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BCAE, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617-267-4430