Mark Aguhar, 1987-2012: a Goddess, a Queen, a Friend.
“I first saw Mark on a dudeblog, someone reblogged a video of her and I was supposed to think what I was watching was bizarre/pitiful/gross/funny. Instead I felt better about everything I had ever been through, and I laughed, and felt bad for anyone too plain and typical to get anything positive out of it.” Tumblr user “BRB Nightmares.”
According to friends, artist Mark Aguhar has died. Among other projects, Mark ran a blog called Call Out Queen. Aguhar’s MFA performance at the University of Illinois can be found here; an archive of drawings can be found here; an archive of performances and sculpture can be found here.Mark Aguhar, 1987-2012
Beautiful and caring Chicago queer, Steve Hnilicka author of “Goddess, a Queen, a Friend,” has set up a fund to help support the Aguhar family and create conversations about the Chicago queer community’s devastating loss of one of it’s best and brightest. Please follow this link to donate and share in the memory of this amazing artist, taken from us far too soon.
Having written multiple popular blogs, Mark’s loss has been felt by many all over the country who found encouragement and inspiration in her words and her work. Those that knew Mark in the physical world will be able to share their love and support in several Chicago spaces dedicating their nights to Mark’s memory and life. Included in the links are some condolences of the community, as well as a sample of Mark’s artwork.
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|To our beautiful community,Tonight we will be playing lots and lots of Mariah Carey and other uncompromising divas in loving memory of our amazing and gifted sister, Mark Aguhar. Please come with love in your hearts and dance in your shoes.Help us celebrate her life and share support with one another.Love,Team C/D|
1951 W Dickens Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3934
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WEDNESDAY March 21th!
Parlour on Clark /10PM-2AM/NO COVER!/ 21+
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DJ Son & Heir, DJ Carrie, & DJ Fresh!
Dancers M.C. Butterfly & Em-Belly!
The group is a fierce, fun, informative body positive group started by queers thinking how fat phobia, classism, racism, ableism, homo/transphobia, and sexism intersect and overlap…and how we gotta get LIBERATED from them all!
Parlour on Clark
6341 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626
|We will be celebrating the spirit and legacy of Mark Aguhar on Thursday, a beautiful, inspiring and beloved member of our queer community. We’re going to dance twice as hard and get done up twice as nice in her honor.Slo ‘Mo is a party for Chicago’s lovers hosted by Kristen Kaza the third Thursday of every month at the Whistler, Chicago’s best cocktail bar, featuring vinyl grooves spun by Tess, including: Teena Marie, Anita Baker, Sade, R. Kelly, Guy, SWV, D’Angelo, LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, TLC, Keith Sweat, Isley Brothers, Mary J. Blige and much more.
Slo ‘Mo welcomes people of all identities and expressions uniting under the equal opportunistic style of soul music. Jumpsuits and body-loving clothes of all kinds are encouraged. The more gold the better.
2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
beauty queen goddess actuality glamour aspect
Not You (Power Circle) 2011
pen and liquid lipcolor on paper
Mark Aguhar “GPOYW (Meditations to the Blogosphere)”
Sites That Link to this Post
- Finding the light | Owning My Truth | March 13, 2012
- Today we mourn, tomorrow we fight « Stuff Queer People Need To Know | March 14, 2012
- Glitter on the Gravestone: Grief in the Age of the Internet/Remembering CallOutQueen | Queer Fat Femme | March 15, 2012