On July 8, 2020

Chandler Center for the Arts announces summer pride festival line up

Courtesy of Chandler Center of the Arts
Paul Cadmus and Jon Anderson, Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox, whose work will be featured in both an online exhibition and in the Chandler Main Gallery as part of the 20th Annual Pride Theater Festival.

RANDOLPH— Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler recently announced the lineup for its 10th annual Summer Pride Festival. It includes Jon Gilbert Fox’s photo exhibit At the Right Place at the Right Time, available both online and in the Main Gallery, plus a silent auction of books appropriate to this pride celebration and theater arts at Chandler. Along with three plays, each presented live online twice, the eastern premieres of “Cloudburst and Immediate Family” and the reprise presentation of “The Homosexuals,” a hit from our 2012 festival.

At the Right Place at the Right Time, an exhibit of 50 photos taken over five decades in the career of photographer Jon Gilbert Fox, a Hanover resident, will open first online at 7 p.m. on Thursday July 9. At this opening, arts writer David Corriveau will interview Mr. Fox about the back-stories of the photos. There is no charge for attending, but advance registration at starting July 3 is preferred. A selection of prints from the online exhibit will also open in Chandler’s Main Gallery on Saturday July 11 at 7 p.m.

Fox’s freelance photography has often centered on theater and dance, but he is also known for his 25-year-plus work as a photographer for Vermont Life Magazine. He has worked for and been published in such diverse periodicals as The New York Times, US News & World Report, Yankee Magazine, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Sesame Street Magazine, House and Garden, Der Spiegel, Vogue, and Popular Photography, to share a short list. Regional residents will know Fox’s photographs from books and gallery exhibitions as well. Many of the images in this current show have never been printed or exhibited before now.

Included in At The Right Place At The Right Time are photographs of such gay icons as Franklin Kameny, Gore Vidal, David Hockney, and Paul Cadmus, as well as others in the arts and activism like Glenn Close, Jesse Jackson, Liza Minelli, Donald Hall, and Tony Bennett.

Mr. Fox is also donating two dozen signed first editions of books by major gay authors, and by other luminaries he has photographed, to a silent auction supporting pride events. Details of the auction items and how to bid on them will be available on the Chandler website.

The performance schedule for the plays and information about ticketing can be found at Chandler-arts.org. Tickets can be purchased there starting July 3.

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