Friday the 22nd, May 2009
Suzanne Forbes Reception Friday May 22nd at Madame S
FP EDGE PRESENTS THE PORTRAITURE OF SUZANNE RACHEL FORBES OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT AT MADAME S
FP Edge presents the work of painter Suzanne Rachel Forbes. Forbes is a prominent and prolific force in the world of Fetish Art, working with acrylic on canvas to create “traditional portraiture for alternative lifestyles.”
Her work will also be presented at Madame S. focuses on traditional portraiture with a fetish and gothic flavor, as well as allegories and narrative portraits. The exhibit runs through July 12, 2009. Please join us for an opening reception TONIGHT May 22, 7-9 pm.
Forbes was born and raised in Manhattan, and attended Parsons School of Design for two years, then finished her BFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in the Fine Art Program. She has worked as the courtroom artist for CBS Television, CNN and several newspapers, as the regular artist on DC Comics’ Star Trek, The Original Series, as a book illustrator and as a portraitist. Her paintings, comic art and courtroom illustrations are in collections across the United States. She lives in Berkeley with a large manatee-like cat. (www.suzanneforbes.com)
Visit http://www.fpedge.com for more information about Suzanne Forbes and other artists
For more information about the Center for Sex and Culturewww.sexandculture.org
For more information about Madame S. visit www.madame-s.com
May 12- July 12, 2009
Madame S: Bondage, Fetish, and BDSM store
Opening Reception May 22, 7-9 pm
385 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
FP Edge is an artists’ network run by the Femina Potens Art Gallery, focusing on building relationships and recognition between cutting-edge LGBTQ and Erotic artists and artworks, venues and residents within the greater queer, feminist, wellness and sex positive communities. Based in the SF Bay Area, Edge connects a diverse range of artists with the businesses, collectors, exhibitions and other events searching out LGBTQI and erotic-themed works or commissioned pieces. The network also offers the support of the gallery’s marketing experience, artist and venue consultation services and a vast list of specialized contacts within the West Coast art scene. For more information please visit www.fpedge.com or call 415.864.1558
Madame S and Mr. S Leather are not only a physical store in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, but also an online bondage and BDSM store in business since 1979. Madame S and Mr. S are special when it comes to bondage and fetish gear because we make most of our products right here in the USA, unlike most of our competitors, which means, we make products that are by players for players and we specialize in Quality Bondage Gear including but not limited to the following: bondage toys, dildo harness, bondage restraint, BDSM toys, chastity belt, bondage collar, fetish gear, leather bondage, violet wand, bdsm gear, fetish clothing, BDSM clothing, sex machines, leather bondage sex gear, cock rings, bondage, cock toys (cock and ball toys, BDSM CBT, Male Chastity Devices), fetish sex toy, bdsm bondage, nipple clamp, nipple toy, dungeon furniture, fucking machines and other BDSM gear. Visit our online Adult Sex Toy Store (Bondage Store) for all your Adult Sex Store online shopping needs.
The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health. We envision the day when people around the world are free from the stigmas and shame attached to sexuality. Rather, sexuality is recognized as a birthright and as our life-force energy. To attain such a lofty vision it is vital that the resources, educational, and cultural programming we offer reaches many. And while our programming aims to reach all adults, we look to support those engaged in teaching and working with youth around issues of sexuality.
Femina Potens is located at 2199 Market St. at Sanchez, San Francisco, California 94114
Gallery Hours Thursday - Sunday Noon - 6pm.
Femina Potens is a nationally recognized art gallery and performance space dedicated to the advancement of women and transgendered artists since 2001.
Sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center with support from California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, the Zellerbach Foundation and Grants for the Arts. Femina Potens is a leading queer organization in San Francisco, and has been featured on the LOGO channel, Q-Television, Bitch, Bust, Spread, Brian Alexander’s book “America Unzipped”, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Chronicle where Violet Blue called Femina Potens, “the most happening art space in the city; a revolution in art and sex.”
2199 Market Street (at Sanchez) San Francisco 415-864-1558