Columbus, OH – Stonewall Columbus is proud to announce a partnership for Pride Holiday weekend with Dragonfly Neo-V. Dragonfly is bringing internationally known sculptor Philip Hitchcock to Columbus. Hitchcock was named among the “OUT 100” in 2001 by OUT Magazine, honoring gay men and women in America who are truly distinguished in their fields. The multi-faceted sculptor is based in Los Angeles and is proficient in a variety of techniques including life casting, which he will do live in the Gallery Space at Dragonfly Neo-V June 27, 8 – 11 PM. Dragonfly is located at 247 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. 43201 (614) 298-9986

Admission is $20 and this fundraising event features a hors’dourves & wine reception, a live lifecasting by Hitchcock, a performing opera singer and live DJ. “We are very fortunate to attract an artist of Philip’s caliber to Columbus and are proud to offer this event as a prelude to the Pride Holiday planned by Stonewall Columbus,” said Magdiale Wolmark & Cristin Austin, owners of Dragonfly. “This is a truly unique experience for Columbus. The lifecasting installation is fascinating and something that must be seen,” added Wolmark.

Several pieces of Hitchcock’s work will also be displayed and available for sale. A book of Hitchcock’s work, Dark Impressions – The Art of Philip Hitchcock will also be sold and will be available in advance for purchase at Stonewall Columbus. Stonewall Columbus Pride Holiday has been evolving to feature an entire weekend of events for everyone. “It was really our hope to diversify our weekend to feature events that will attract all types of people not just the parade and festival attendees,” said Pride Co-Chair Linda Schuler. “This event will really set a tradition with the weekend and it is an element that we hope to continue every year,” added Schuler.

For additional information please contact Stonewall Columbus at (614) 299-7764 or Dragonfly at (614) 298-9986. Save the date June 27, 2002 – A prelude Art Kick-off to the Pride Holiday weekend.

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