Gay Parent magazine 2013 Holiday Dinner

Gay Parent magazine’s 2nd annual holiday dinner was held the third Friday of December, 2013 at Carolines on Broadway. Copyright Gay Parent magazine.

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Gay Parent magazine 2014 Holiday Dinner

On Friday, December 19, 2014, Gay Parent magazine held its 3rd annual holiday dinner celebration at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Staff and guests enjoyed “Unwrapped”, a fabulous performance by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales. Photos copyright Gay Parent magazine.

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Left to right, Ben, Angie, Susan, Todd, Thomas, Brett, Vivian and Rafael.

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Jinkx Monsoon performing the holiday musical “Unwrapped.” Photo by Ben Suazo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet and greet with Major Scales and Jinkx Monsoon.

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Gay Parent magazine 2014 Holiday Dinner with Jinkx Monsoon 1

Front, left to right, Ben, Merrily, Angie, Rafael and Brett. Back, left to right, Susan, Vivian, Major Scales, Jinkx Monsoon, Todd, and Thomas.

Gay Parent magazine’s Original Artwork Holiday Cards by Vivian Schepis

By Angeline Acain


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Vivian Schepis with her painting titled “Crawl” at an exhibit for the Amityville Artist Circle


Since 2011, Vivian Schepis, Gay Parent Magazine’s Advertising Sales Manager has been creating beautiful original artwork for the publication’s holiday cards. Vivian is an accomplished abstract artist and shows her work in galleries on Long Island, New York; she also participates in Live Art Fusion, an event where she publicly creates paintings with live music being played simultaneously.  Says Vivian, ” I studied art growing up and in college and resumed painting again about three years ago while experiencing a dire need to express and understand changes I was going through. The process of my work comes directly from my head, through my hand and onto the paper and canvas. This lack of preconceived planning allows me to tap into a deeper level of emotions. I begin to work through this process, finding harmony by alternating between colors and lines to achieve balance. I select music to match my mood and influence the rhythm of the lines. The paint and movements combined help me tell a story, like words written in a book, but in abstract form, like a private journal.” Learn more about Vivian’s art through her Facebook page www.facebook.com/VivianSchepisArt and on our blog.

Directly below is the holiday card she created for 2016 and beneath that are the cards for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. Vivian was assisted by Brett Cohen, graphic designer and web master for Gay Parent Magazine. Click on the cards to view larger.

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Gay Parent Magazine 2016 holiday card by Vivian Schepis and Brett Cohen

Gay Parent magazine 2015 holiday card by Vivian Schepis and Brett Cohen

Gay Parent Magazine 2015 holiday card by Vivian Schepis and Brett Cohen

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Gay Parent Magazine 2014 holigay card by Vivian Schepis and Brett Cohen

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Gay Parent Magazine 2013 holiday card by Vivian Schepis and Brett Cohen

Gay Parent magazine holiday card 2012

Gay Parent Magazine 2012 holiday card by Vivian Schepis and Brett Cohen

Gay Parent magazine 2011 holiday card

Gay Parent Magazine 2011 holiday card by Vivian Schepis and Brett Cohen

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