Art critique

Westmoreland Virtual Pride Week includes drag queen bingo, art review

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg is planning virtual Pride Week celebration programs, streamed on its Facebook page July 27-31.

“Every day we will shine a light on the talents of LGBTQIAP+ artists (and) performers, with fun and creative programs,” the museum says. All events are free.

Virtual Pride Celebration Week programs include:

• Drag Queen makeup tutorial with Phoenix fatal, 7 p.m. July 27 — There’s more to drag queen makeup than meets the eye, and it’s an art that requires some impressive skill. Learn more about the art of drag queen makeup.

• Drag Queen Performancesall day July 28 — Drag performance is a powerful art form that is increasingly accepted and now celebrated, thanks to the activism of members of the LGBTQIAP+ community.

• Screening of “Stonewall, Paving the Way to Gay Pride” 7 p.m. July 28 — Every year in June, the Gay Pride Parade is a wild party. It has not always been so. As 2020 marks its 51st anniversary, it was originally the first time gays and lesbians marched through the streets of New York, publicly claiming to be out, and this procession was meant to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that s were produced a year earlier.

• Drag Queen Bingo7:00 p.m. July 29 — Join an evening of laughter and excitement at drag queen bingo hosted by Alora Chateaux.

• Set of humorous sketches5:30 p.m. July — Matty Malloy will perform.

• Art Criticism of Drag Queen7:30 p.m. July — Experience the Westmoreland collection like never before with Alora Chateaux and Tootsie Snyder as they spill the tea on some of the museum’s most esteemed works of art.

• Musical performance7:00 p.m. July 31 — Experience dance-pop artist Bryce Bowyn’s infectious melodies and high-octane show, followed by a live Q&A.

Virtual Pride Celebration Week is presented in partnership with PFLAG Greensburg, the Westmoreland LGBTQ Interfaith Network and the Keystone Pride and Equality Coalition and is sponsored by the First Energy Foundation.


Shirley McMarlin is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .