Prolific Alexander Demos Again at DIA

By |2012-11-01T09:00:00-04:00November 1st, 2012|Michigan, News|

by Staff Writer

“If a certain culturally insensitive philistine and aesthetic dullard, who says he will cut spending to PBS and the arts, is elected president of this country, I may, out of protest, never, never create another art piece while he holds that high, elected to, but totally for him undeserved office,” says well-known community artist and BTL “Parting Glances” columnist Charles Alexander.
Alexander, who just might best be described as a Guinness Book of Records potential entry item, has created thousands of art pieces – about 900 featured on his Face Book page – and written 650 weekly columns since he started writing them in 1999, to highlight outstanding LGBT moments of the ending century. To say that he is prolific is perhaps a rainbow understatement.
Just two days before himself going to the polls to vote for the best choice for president of the United States in his impeccable, tasteful opinion, Alexander will be the Sunday demonstrating artist at the Detroit Institute of Arts, from noon until four. It is his second appearance there, having been Pride Month demonstrating artist five years ago.
Alexander is currently on the board of directors of the nearby Scarab Club, and for over six years has been volunteer curator for the Affirmations Center Art Gallery. He is a Pride Lifetime Achievement recipient and a Spirit of Detroit awardee.
“To put my many, many discerning art savy LGBT and allied art fans at ease, I really don’t intend to forsake my artistic calling for what would be a presidential misalliance of great magnitude,” says Alexander. “I just thought in my fantastic imagination that the suggestion might induce last-minute, undecided voters to change their minds. In the interest of PBS, the arts, and of course my humble Democratic self.”

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