One of the sheer pleasures we have at QUEERGURU is both following and supporting some of the queer passion projects that show our community at its very best. No better example of this is the Provincetown edition of Art Gaysel.
It’s the creation of queer Miami hotelier, art lover, and philanthropist Alex Guerra who with his husband Stephen Ginez decided to support queer artists and their work by mounting a satellite show in their Miami Hotel when the major (and very straight) ART BASEL arrived every December.
ART Gaysel didn’t just provide a space for these artists to promote and sell their art, but also a much-needed platform for queer artists to communicate, and even collaborate, with each other.
Then when Guerra and GInez fell in love with Provincetown a couple of years ago and ended up buying a house here, they wanted to start a Provincetown edition of Art Gaysel. There has always been a wonderful art colony in PTown but there is still a significant shortage of edgy queer art ….. the genre that Guerra is such a passionate specialist in.
Now in its second year, Art Gaysel PTown filled the entire Crews Quarters with a wonderfully diverse collection of artists, and as usual, Queerguru was there with our Camera crew. The moment we entered the Show we were sept away with both the sheer electricity of the passion and the camaraderie that feels the hallways making our visit such a sheer joy.