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Censorship, pornography ‘X Posed’

More than 40 area artists will contribute to the multimedia “X Posed: What turns the sacred profane?” art show opening Friday at a new Grass Valley venue, Studio 131.

The studio’s opening installation will explore cultural concerns that foster censorship and widespread thoughts as to what constitutes pornography.

Studio 131 was founded by photographer Barbara Michelman.

“X Posed” artists include John Barrow, Kevin Beals, Jacquie Bellon, Louis Blue Cloud, Willem DeGroot, Gilbert Fulton, Judith Gefter, Matt Gottchalk, Lorraine Harris, Libby Hayes, Jessica Henry, Karen Hinrichs, Francine Holland, Pete Irons, Molly Jochem, Miranda Lamon, Bruce Levy, Menlo MacFarlane, Roger May, Michelman, Miriam Morris, Kurt Niederhaus, Irene Nicolas, Shelley North Gerson, Terra Nyssa, Yukiko Ohse, Dan O ‘Neill, Pera, Faye Schoolcraft, Kurt Steger, Wendy Spratt and Terry Taplin.

In conjunction with the art show will be “Naked and Embedded,” a music, movement and spoken word presentation on Aug. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. Participating composers, writers and dancers include Bellon, Jacquie Bucknell, Thekla Clemens, Mikail Graham, Jerry Grant, Jeff Kane, Madame Moustache, Michelman, Chris Olander, Jay Sydeman, Loraine Webb and Lauren Goodwin, and Moss Quaglia and Grace Totherow.

In addition, “Sexuality and Censorship” panel discussions will be on Aug. 26 and 27. The panels will include community leaders, media representatives, legal experts and artists addressing the historical, psychological and political ramifications of censorship and cultural perceptions of the profane.


WHAT: “X Posed: What turns the sacred profane?” – a multimedia art show on nudity, erotica, pornography and censorship

WHEN: Friday through Nov. 14. Viewing hours are Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During Grass Valley Friday Market running through Sept. 3, hours are extended to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Studio 131, 131 Richardson Street, Grass Valley



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