Monday, June 3, 2013

Jerry Pritikin's SPIRIT of 76 Photo Exhibit for PRIDE MONTH at Chicago's Human Thread Gallery

That's a young me on th left and Nancy Pelosi and the Chairman Curtiss of the Democratic National Party1976. Photo Credit George T. Krause S.F.
This was the end of one great day of Adventure that started in Miami Beach stopped at the Everglade National Park and just in time to shot the sunset at Naples Florida.Thank you Richard!
I had sent advice to Amy who had a Lemond Ade Stand in Plains,Georga. This is her responce 

The story behind the message on this T-shirt is pure Mayor Moscone wit... it was taken at his offfice at S.F.City Hall.(c) Jerry Pritikin

Note the price of a dozen Donuts! (c) Jerry Pritikin...

Just this year,The Twin Peaks Bar at Market & Castro was declared S.F. Landmark Status and was the first Gay Bar in America who took off the paint from their plate glass windows that allowed people to look in or OUT in 1971


Last month a Columbia College Chines student(who happens to be straight) I knew informed me about a gallery looking for a GLBT Exhibit at the Bridgeport Art Center for June's Pride Month. It's a non-profit owned by a Japanese-American. The location of the exhibit is in the Bridgeport area of Chicago, known for being the home neighborhood of 2 former Chicago Mayors-the Daleys , as well as the home of the Chicago White Sox. And I happen to be a Jewish Openly gay man who was tabbed by Cubs Hall of Fame Announcer Harry Caray as the Teams #1 fan in 1987. He introduced me a few years earlier as a guest on his 10th Inning Show as John Q. Public,the Fan!  I roamed the Friendly Confines for over 25 years and became part of the lore of the fans in the cheap seats... however there are no more cheap seats in the bleachers.

What is interesting, where as most Cubs fans who do remember me, are not aware I was gay or a known photographer in San Francisco between the early 60s until the late 80s. There will be all kinds of images at the Human Thread Gallery on the 5th floor. Attached is a taste of what to expect- The Exhibit runs from June 17- until July 8th. Tell you friends...

1 comment:

Jerry Pritikin aka The Bleacher Preacher said...

The exhibit is in it's last days. The best day was the 3rd Friday event. Sadly,the young man mentioned from Columbia College graduated, however problems at his home made him miss the exhibit. I found the Bridgeport Art Center an exciting place... more so in the future. If I was 50 years younger, I would be one of their lucky resident artist who rent lofts and studios there. I want to thank Michiko and Tim for their courageous act of kindness by offering me the opportunity to have my "Spirit of 76" exhibit at their HumanThread gallery. Next month I am being inducted into the National Gay Sports Hall of Fame and will write soon about it. Cheers,Jerry

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