Jumper Maybach named Official Guest Artist of Virginia Pride
LGBT celebrity artist and philanthropist Ben Workman aka Jumper Maybach is set to unveil a timely and important new series of works celebrating PRIDE 2018. The series titled The Pride Collection: INTROSPECTION will be on exhibition and available for acquisition beginning September 1 at Chasen Galleries in Richmond. The presentation, in partnership with Virginia Pride, will also feature a VIP reception and a series of commemorative artwork donations to notables in scheduled events to be announced. Very special in-gallery receptions with the Artist are scheduled for September 20th and 21st at the gallery.
“This series of works is one of the most engaging and important of my entire career,” states Maybach. “I wanted to create something to show my ongoing love and support for my community as well as the courageous men and women partaking in the #MeToo movement. As a victim of workplace sexual discrimination, I felt it was my duty to stand up and express myself at this pivotal time in history. I want my art to be that beacon of hope that inspires others to standup to ending injustices within society.”
“Art tells stories. It evokes emotion. It inspires. It heals. It enlightens and educates. It breaks down barriers, fosters acceptance and understanding and builds communities,” states James Millner, President of the Virginia Pride organization. “Jumper Maybach has dedicated his life to using his gifts as an artist to make this world a better place and is the perfect fit to join with Virginia Pride as we celebrate the LGBTQ community in conjunction with our Pridefest.”
Jumper Maybach had the honor of being named the first “Official Artist of Houston Pride” for 2018 in its 40th Anniversary year and presented an original work to the Mayor of Houston, Texas during the 40th Anniversary of Pride Houston. The work is currently on display in Houston.
These works in this series were created by Jumper to show his love and support for the LGBT community in addition to all those taking part in the #MeToo movement. Jumper has been featured in major media platforms throughout North America and will continue to rise to national prominence as fine artist. His celebrity Collectors include transgender rights activist Jazz Jennings, Edward James Olmos and a host of luminaries.
In anticipation of the exhibition, which runs in conjunction with LGBT Pride month, Jumper has decided to release the images of a few of the works in the collection.
This exhibition begins September 1 and will be open to the public through September 29.
Virginia Pride Reception:
Thursday, September 20 from 5:00-8:00pm
Friday, September 21 from 5:00-8:00pm
Chasen Galleries of Fine Art
3101 Ellwood Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221