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The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: Open House, A Kinky Chill Room near the Up Your Alley Fair

Sunday July 27, 1-4 pm

free

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

This is the very last opportunity to see this exhibition of art and ephemera that comprises the Alan Selby aka Mr. S collection before it heads to the National Leather Museum in Chicago - permanently! Come hang out with curator Dr. Jordy Tackitt-Jones, CSC staff and other perverts taking a break from the alley filth. (or come get spanked indoors)

The Mayor of Folsom Street! Alan Selby is history. Come take a look. More dominant and kinky than strictly sadistic, he was the “S” in Mr. S. Leather. He was the original San Francisco Leather Daddy, and the unofficial “Mayor of Folsom Street.” He was a tireless activist and fundraiser and an incorrigible flirt who mentored hundreds and fucked thousands. Those he knew became better, stronger, more knowledgeable and more powerful for having known him. Selby was an Englishman who proudly became an American. He was a gentleman and a Leatherman. He lived his life with good humor, courage, compassion, generosity and grace. He adopted the City of San Francisco, and it, in turn, adopted him. This exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of his passing. Artifacts, archival material and a selection of memorial art.

BIOGRAPHY
J. Tackitt-Jones is a native Californian and a long-time San Francisco resident now residing in rural Mendocino County. He is an independent scholar, curator, artist and activist. He received his Ph.D. in Visual Studies, with an emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California Irvine, and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from SF State. Recent curatorial projects have included the exhibits Little Presents: Prints and Polaroids from the Warhol Foundation, and Tough Love: A Half-century of Masculine Homoerotic Imagery from the San Francisco Bay Area. Somatechnics has published his article A Martyr in the Archive: The Life and Afterlife of Harvey Milk’s Suit. His current research includes critical auto/biography, community history, curatorial and archival studies, homomasculinity, psychoanalysis and photography. He serves on the boards of the Queer Cultural Center and The 15 Association, both based in San Francisco. @drjordyjones blogs as Gay Highwaymen.
Got stories? Please do tell! Alan Selby’s biography will be published by Palm Drive Media and will launch in February, 2015. Contact @drjordyjones.

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The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE
A Performance by “Queer David” Lawrence, by Donation. NOTAFLOF
Saturday, July 12th, 7pm

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27




David Lawrence, known as QUEER DAVID to fellow activists and friends, was born in the Summer of Love. San Francisco is in his blood!  Finding success in LA’s fashion Industry, he set his sights on following his passion toward San Francisco’s “hardcore bohemian”, sex, and cruising scenes! Finding liberation through writing about his experiences drew him closer to his new beat poets heart. Making no comparisons, his new show “RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE” is performed in tribute to Daddy Alan Selby, The Mayor of Folsom Street.

This performance is full of salty language, seedy scenarios, surrealistic comparison, and loving observance. In a sentence, “it is about one mans journey across the plains of America, to the glorious back alley’s of Folsom Street. Special musical guest Moon Trent!

The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby: RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE

A Performance by “Queer David” Lawrence, by Donation. NOTAFLOF

Saturday, July 12th, 7pm

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

David Lawrence, known as QUEER DAVID to fellow activists and friends, was born in the Summer of Love. San Francisco is in his blood!  Finding success in LA’s fashion Industry, he set his sights on following his passion toward San Francisco’s “hardcore bohemian”, sex, and cruising scenes! Finding liberation through writing about his experiences drew him closer to his new beat poets heart. Making no comparisons, his new show “RAUCUS RED, BRILLIANT BLUE” is performed in tribute to Daddy Alan Selby, The Mayor of Folsom Street.
This performance is full of salty language, seedy scenarios, surrealistic comparison, and loving observance. In a sentence, “it is about one mans journey across the plains of America, to the glorious back alley’s of Folsom Street. Special musical guest Moon Trent!
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The Mayor of Folsom Street Party

Sunday March 2nd, 5-8pm

It’s been a decade since we lost “Daddy” Alan Selby. At that time, he was working on his autobiography, titled The Mayor of Folsom Street. In memorium, this year, that book will finally be published. It’s planned release is December, 2014. On June 6th, an exhibit based of materials from his archive will open at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco. In 2015, the archive will move to Chicago, to The Leather Archive and Museum. 

On Sunday, March 2nd, the project will launch at CSC. A small, informal fundraiser will feature a short reading from the book, a sneak peak at the exhibit, a silent auction, an open mic of speakers and the launch of the Mayor of Folsom St. t-shirt fundraising campaign. We hope you can join us.

The Mayor of Folsom Street Party

Sunday March 2nd, 5-8pm

It’s been a decade since we lost “Daddy” Alan Selby. At that time, he was working on his autobiography, titled The Mayor of Folsom Street. In memorium, this year, that book will finally be published. It’s planned release is December, 2014. On June 6th, an exhibit based of materials from his archive will open at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco. In 2015, the archive will move to Chicago, to The Leather Archive and Museum.

On Sunday, March 2nd, the project will launch at CSC. A small, informal fundraiser will feature a short reading from the book, a sneak peak at the exhibit, a silent auction, an open mic of speakers and the launch of the Mayor of Folsom St. t-shirt fundraising campaign. We hope you can join us.

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The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Times of Daddy Alan Selby, aka Mr.S
curator: J. Tackitt-Jones

Friday, June 6

Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission Street, San Francisco


6:00 – 10:00pm

Exhibit runs: June 6 – July 27

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The Mayor of Folsom Street! Alan Selby is history. Come take a look. More dominant and kinky than strictly sadistic, he was the “S” in Mr. S. Leather. He was the original San Francisco Leather Daddy, and the unofficial “Mayor of Folsom Street.” He was a tireless activist and fundraiser and an incorrigible flirt who mentored hundreds and fucked thousands. Those he knew became better, stronger, more knowledgeable and more powerful for having known him. Selby was an Englishman who proudly became an American. He was a gentleman and a Leatherman. He lived his life with good humor, courage, compassion, generosity and grace. He adopted the City of San Francisco, and it, in turn, adopted him. This exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of his passing. Artifacts, archival material and a selection of memorial art.
BIOGRAPHY
J. Tackitt-Jones is a native Californian and a long-time San Francisco resident now residing in rural Mendocino County. He is an independent scholar, curator, artist and activist. He received his Ph.D. in Visual Studies, with an emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California Irvine, and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from SF State. Recent curatorial projects have included the exhibits Little Presents: Prints and Polaroids from the Warhol Foundation, and Tough Love: A Half-century of Masculine Homoerotic Imagery from the San Francisco Bay Area. Somatechnics has published his article A Martyr in the Archive: The Life and Afterlife of Harvey Milk’s Suit. His current research includes critical auto/biography, community history, curatorial and archival studies, homomasculinity, psychoanalysis and photography. He serves on the boards of the Queer Cultural Center and The 15 Association, both based in San Francisco. @drjordyjones blogs as Gay Highwaymen.
Got stories? Please do tell! Alan Selby’s biography will be published by Palm Drive Media and will launch in February, 2015. Contact @drjordyjones.

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