"Faces of Pride" to premier at historic LGBTQ+ club

"Faces of Pride" will premier at OKC's historic Wreck Room on June 8. Image provided.

Oklahoma City's Wreck Room, an historic all ages club on 39th, will become a pop-up gallery for the Faces of Pride Project, exhibiting June 8-23, featuring portraits and stories of 35 LGBTQ+ Oklahomans.

Faces of Pride is a collaboration with the new OKC Pride Alliance, local residents, and Nominee Studio. What started as an online gallery will now be a full installation experience. The portraits show a diverse, resilient group of Okahomans in a positive, cheerful light. The gallery exhibit will be open during the annual Pride Festival on 39th as well.

The Wreck Room, an all ages and after hours club popular in the nineties has had trouble staying open through the years.

“It’s just not profitable to cater to marginalized youth but these spaces are disappearing rapidly and we hope folks can see the potential of using the space for art and collaboration as an alternative model for creating youth space.” OKC Pride Alliance has rented the space through June to serve as Pride HQ and start a fundraising project to create sustainable space for queer youth.

The gallery opening will be June 8 from 6-9pm at 2127 NW 39th St. The exhibit will be up through June 23. For more information, visit oklahomacitypride.org.

The Gayly. 5/30/2019 @ 6:26 p.m. CST.