june, 2022

22junAll Day29Dear Queer Portrait Gallery(All Day)

Event Details

Mechanics’ Hall is thrilled to be partnering with James Dillon III and Kyle Warnock to present “Dear Queer: Queer Stories Through Portraiture.”

Featured artists for the Gallery are James Dillon III, Kyle Warnock, Amber Chilton, Nick Pierce, Belle Fall, DB Greene, Nicole Fogg, Jenna Joan, Kasey Ivan, Kef Zheng, Natalie Kelton, Tadin Brown, and Nathan Gabel.

Open Times:

Weds 6/22 – 10a-4p, 6p-8p
Thurs 6/23 – 10a-4p, 6p-8p
Fri 6/24 – 10a-4p
Sat 6/25 – 10a-4p, 6p-8p
Sun 6/26 – 10a-4p
Mon 6/27 -10a-4p
Tues 6/28 – 10a-4p
Weds 6/29- 10a-4p
$10 suggested donation at the door
To make a donation now, click HERE!

James Dillon III is your typically atypical Renaissance Queer. They have lived most of their life here and there throughout Maine. They also spent part of their childhood in Germany, studied journalism in Vermont, and served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Gambia, West Africa. They began their photographic journey in 2017 when they were gifted a Canon 5D camera body and a 50mm lens from someone very special to them. Since then, they’ve used photography, writing, and digital art to explore, celebrate, and question the world around them. James strives for their art to have journalistic integrity and their journalism to have artistic merit. 

Kyle Warnock is a Maine based photographer most notable for his ongoing portrait documentary, “Queerly ME”, having captured over 300 candids of the LGBTQ+ community across Maine since May of 2020. His more personal photography explores themes of Queerness, dysfunctional upbringing, and mental health.  Outside of his photography, Warnock works as an American Sign Language Interpreter and serves as director to a non-profit he founded under the same name as his photo documentary, Queerly ME. Above all, Warnock is driven by connection.


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