Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Work of Sue Latta at The Box Gallery for Pridefest 2017

The Box Gallery Celebrates Pridefest 2017 with artwork by Lesbian Historic Figure!

Sue Latta Sculptures at The Box Gallery
Pridefest 2017 of the Palm Beaches Week: Exhibition and Reception.
Donations at this event to benefit Compass Youth Programs

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Exhibition Dates: 
March 22-April 30, 2017

“Let” by Sus Latta
Courtesy of The Box Gallery
More images available upon request

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

West Palm Beach: The Box Gallery’s curator, Rolando Chang Barrero, to showcase the work of Sue Latta during a special pre-Pridefest 2017 exhibition at The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road in “The Heart of the West Palm Beach Cultural Corridor.” The Sue Latta Exhibition opens with a reception on March 22, 2017 at 7 PM, allowing patrons not only view her exceptional artwork, but to recognize the multi-dimensional world of Sue Latta. Sue Latta has been able to navigate distinctions between, woman, activist, advocate, artist, and as of recent, becoming a historical figure alongside her wife, Traci Ehlers, and three other couples in the annals of American history.

"Sue Latta is an award winning and highly acclaimed Idaho mixed-media artist and woman with strong convictions.“Her work is edgy…[and] Latta pushes the boundaries of art and advocacy,” it said in Boise Weekly’s Readers Pick for Latta’s 2015 win of  Boise’s Best Visual Artist. Latta’s convictions are sometimes visible in her art, but her activism is truly historic. 

With skin in the game, Latta said, “We’re going to fight it until everyone has equal rights.” As part of the four couples who litigated the landmark western United States case that bears her name, Latta v. Otter. 
Latta and her co-litigators succeeded. The Supreme Court ruled the lower 9th Circuit Court’s decision was to stand which said barring same-sex couples from marrying, and prohibiting the state from respecting the marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states, violates the United States Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process.  

Idaho’s door to marriage equality was forced open on October 15, 2014 by Latta and the other litigants. Moving the nation significantly forward, Latta v. Otter affected eight other states in the 9th Circuit, including Latta’s home state of Nevada.   
Despite her legal bona fides, Latta is pure artist, she has a master’s degree in Fine Art with numerous shows under her belt. Latta has taught art at the College of Western Idaho and is a member of the Adjunct Art Faculty at Boise State University.  Latta’s work is on display in the many places around Boise from commissions awarded by the Boise City Arts Commission and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.  
Latta lives in Boise with her wife Traci who are perhaps the proudest grandparents ever.”

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