Mapping Q, created in collaboration with the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), is a social justice art program for youth ages 13-24. Over the summer, youth learned skills for navigating life’s challenging moments and used art as a medium to speak to the oppression and struggles they encounter. This is the fifth annual Mapping Q exhibition at the Museum since the program was established in 2014.
The exhibition is also showcasing an installation from the Backpack Project, an art installation and a massive donation drive to support, empower, and raise awareness about the over 21,000 Opportunity Youth in Pima County. The project is being led by youth from UA’s Fostering Success, the United Youth Leadership Council, and Metro Goodwill Youth Program.
Please join us for the Mapping Q Opening Reception on October 4 from 5-7.
Images: Jed D., DYSPHOBIA (Part 1 of series), 2018, Ink on Bristol board; Michael R., Outlaws from Bathrooms, 2018, Ink; Jay G. and Amber H., Tweet, 2018, Watercolor and acrylic on canvas
This project is supported in part by donors of the LGBT&S Alliance Fund, a fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, The Norton Family School of Consumer Sciences, and the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s Stanley Glickman Outreach Endowment.
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Tucson, AZ 85721-0002