Iridescent Footprints: Stories and Glories of Our Lives was our first ever public art exhibition that featured an array of collaboratively developed art pieces that luminously convey the beautifully complex stories of members in the Dialogue Project. Iridescent footprints reflect the colorful legacies of LGBTQ+ people across time and space – impressions in the soft ground that are sometimes bold and bright, sparkling like a beacon for all to see, and other times muted and gentle, shimmering quietly and clandestinely. Together, these pieces showcased the glories of making meaning together across LGBTQ+ generations.
Our exhibition opened on Friday April 28th, 2023 at the Center on Addison. It was free and open to the public. Opening night brought out over 200 people who shared food, conversations, and engaged the artwork. Over the course of the two week exhibit several of our elder members, including Marti Smith and Reina, provided personal tours to attendees. In addition to this, the exhibition was featured in local media including: