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Community Printmaking Day at MOCA in support of Gay Games

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July 12 is community printmaking day at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland. This free event invites families and community members to experiment with various printing processes to create uplifting messages and beautiful imagery. Among the activities is an opportunity for guests to produce a vibrant poster that will be displayed at the 2014 Gay Games in August to encourage positivity and inclusivity among the athletes and audiences. People of all artistic skills and abilities are welcome to contribute to the poster.

The 2014 Gay Games will take place in Cleveland, Ohio from August 9 - 16. It is considered to be one of the most inclusive sports and cultural festivals in the world. The Gay Games are open to all adults, regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability. With more than 35 sports (from darts to triathlon, bowling to softball) and 2 cultural events (band and chorus), there's something for everybody. For over a quarter century, the Gay Games have built an international legacy of changing cultural, social and political attitudes towards LGBT people across the globe, while at the same time empowering tens of thousands with the transforming benefits of sports competition.

For those who want to get involved in MOCA's community printmaking day, it will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 12. MOCA is a leading force in the cultural life of Northeast Ohio, and is recognized nationally and internationally for its vital and creative exhibitions and public programs. Through approximately eight exhibitions a year, all accompanied by public and education programs, and many also by scholarly catalogues, MOCA brings the work and ideas of a diversity of national and international artists to its audiences.

MOCA Cleveland is located at 11400 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. For more info, call 216.421.8671 or visit mocacleveland.org

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