June 7, 2008

bi-licious
LGBT Community Center – 2nd Floor
Time: 6:00pm Art Reception/7pm Performance
Tickets: $8-$15 Sliding Scale

bi-licious builds community with bisexuals and the larger queer and queer-friendly community through art and performance. We are happy to present the premier event of bi-licious as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Featuring an emerging bisexual community of talented visual artists, comedians, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, poets, writers and activists We invite you to a succulent evening of thought-provoking art and performance, encouraging audience participation through an interactive panel discussion with bisexual artists and activists.

Opening reception for the art show, followed by the performance and panel discussion.  For more information about bi-licious, please visit www.bi-licious.com, or email bi.licious.show@gmail.com.

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bi-licious bios
(listed in alphabetical order)

Mary Bradford is a psychologist in private practice in Berkeley. She is on the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Center in El Cerrito and The Pacific Center in Berkeley. She has conducted research and published articles on bisexual identity and has spoken on sexual and gender identity at national professional conferences, public schools, graduate clinical psychology programs, PFLAG meetings, and  various public and private organizations.

Daisy Eneix is a bisexual, occasionally ambidextrous, messy, loyal, determined, incorrigible, and sex-obsessed artist. Her encounters with genuine, visceral innocence inside of darkness, power exchange, and passion have deeply moved her and inspired her art. She’s convinced that riding the wave of making things is either the most riveting, mysterious, and enlightening thing you can do or the bitch that you can never live up to, depending on what day it is.  Raised in NYC where she regularly haunted all of the Museums, Daisy has been printmaking for 20 years and exhibited internationally.

Liz Green is an award-winning playwright and her work was produced at the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2003.   She has been writing and performing for slam since 2002.  In 2004 she became the San Francisco Co-Grand Slam Champion.   She was on Team Berkeley 2005, ranked 7th in the nation. She has been featured consistently across the Bay Area in slams and open mics and performed at three theater festivals with the ensemble theater project Identified Queer Objects as a writer/performer.

Maia Huang is a bisexual, interracial artist with a hidden disability, who was born and raised in the Midwest and now lives and works in Oakland. She specializes in oil paint on canvas or wood panel, and experiments with photography, printmaking, papermaking, wax works, papier mache, plaster/stone sculpting, and metalworking. She has developed a diverse body of work exhibited in several venues on the West Coast, including the California Institute of Integral Studies, !HEY! Gallery, PROARTS, the Artship Foundation, and Kearny Street Workshop.

Dorian Katz has shown her visual artwork at Glamarama, Kearny Street Workshop, Jon Sims Center, Live Worms, Balazo 18 and many other venues in the Bay Area.  Her illustrations have been published in Instant City, Other, Morbid Curiosity and Tikkun magazines.  She has organized art shows independently as well as with LVA:  Lesbians in the Visual Arts, The Exiles and NQAF.  Recently, Dorian has been working on art projects as her character Poppers the Pony, artist and editor-in-chief of Poppers’ Shopper. To find out more about Dorian’s drawings and paintings, visit her website www.doriankatz.com

Nicki Koethner is a multi-media artist, using visual arts, clay, mask-making, storytelling and movement, photography, film and poetry. Nicki loves to create community through art.  She was born and raised in Germany, lived in New York for 9 years and now lives in Berkeley. Nicki has been practicing Authentic Movement and Bodytales for the last 2 years. She is in Private Practice as an Expressive Arts Therapist and faciliates expressive arts workshops for the California Correctional System and for a Recovery Program.

Nicole Kristal graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon where she first learned that organizing bisexuals was similar to herding cats. Since then she has written for Newsweek, Premiere magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and Back Stage West newspaper. In 2003, she decided to pursue her career as a singer-songwriter full-time performing her tunes at clubs across Los Angeles and at the North American Bisexual conference in 2004. She is currently writing for a weekly newspaper in Los Angeles and is in the process of recording her next album.

Susannah Layton spent most of her life living in London, England until her love of drag queens took her on an adventure to Sydney, Australia. Susannah moved to San Francisco in 1998 and now lives in Oakland. She is a filmmaker and mixed-media collage artist who in 2005 co-founded a social/support group for Bay Area bisexual artists, performers and activists. Her desire to collaborate with other artists and activists to develop projects that explore issues of identity, lifestyle, and community lead her to become the producer for bi-licious.

Nick Leonard has performed his standup comedy around the US and the UK and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He’s performed excerpts from his solo show “I’m From Queens” at the Off Market Solo Festival and the Marsh Theatre. He performs in several sketch and improv comedy groups in SF. His cartoons can be seen in the anthologies “Best Of Boy Trouble” volumes 1 and 2  He currently produces Qcomedy Showcase, SF’s long running queer and queer friendly comedy show. Please stalk him at: www.nickleonard.net or www.qcomedy.com.

Ali Rappaport is a multi-media artist, born in Washington DC, raised in New York, who now lives in the Bay Area.  She specializes in mixed-media collage, watercolor, oil pastel, and acrylic portrait painting.  Ali is also a singer/songwriter, piano player, photographer, poet and Labyrinth builder.  Her visual artwork has been displayed in New York, Arizona and San Francisco and she has performed her music in San Francisco and Scotland, UK.  Her Labyrinth installations have been displayed in Arizona and the Bay Area with permanent installations in Arizona.

Khalil Sullivan was born in Maryland but after a 4-year detour at Princeton University and a 2-year apprenticeship on the tough streets of New York, now calls Berkeley, CA his home.  He spends his time juggling between creative endeavors and UC Berkeley’s doctoral program in English literature.  Having written a short operetta and composed original music for countless drama productions, he now records concept albums and the occassional song for weddings. To find out more about Khalil visit www.khalilsullivan.comwww.myspace.com/khalilsullivan, www.youtube.com/khalilsullivan

Mike Szymanski has been a bi activist since the early 1980s when he was a gay writer who came out as bi in a cover story and then went on the Donahue Show to talk about it. He has written for E! Online, Knight-Ridder Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, Entertainment Weekly, US, and many national magazines and now writes for the Los Angeles Times, Science Fiction Weekly, WordMag, and Hollywood.com. Mike has also written popular columns on PlanetOut.com, BiFocus.com, BiCafe.com, and Cybersocket.com. He was previously media coordinator for BiNet USA, and now teaches journalism at UCLA.