Faces of SAGE: Portrait Series
7:00 – 8:00 PM
SAGE Center Midtown
305 7th Avenue
Join us for the unveiling of Seth Ruggles-Hiler's portraits of SAGE constituents.
This winter, artist Seth Ruggles Hiler will unveil eighteen large-scale oil paintings of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) constituents during The SAGE Portrait Series. Hiler first met with each constituent at The SAGE Center where they shared their life stories, including the challenges and rewards of growing up as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the pre-Stonewall era, and posed for photographs. These stories and photos were later translated by Hiler into oil paintings. The portraits took six months to complete at Hiler’s studio and will be on sale to the public, with a portion of proceeds benefiting SAGE and its mission to improve the lives of LGBT older adults.
The SAGE Portrait Series is open to the public and admission is free. SAGE is the country’s oldest and largest LGBT aging organization and has pioneered some of the country’s most successful services for LGBT elders, including The SAGE Center, the country’s first full-time center for LGBT older adults age 60 and over, a “friendly visiting” program for homebound LGBT older adults and the first support group for LGBT older adults living with HIV/AIDS.
PRESS RSVPs: If interested in attending The SAGE Portrait Series, please RSVP to Bryan Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-741-2247 ext. 297, by 12pm on Thursday, November 29.