Dylan Scholinski

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March 5 - April 10, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Free Event

Lecture: March 26 at 2:30 p.m. | Pollak Theatre

Dylan Scholinski was born Daphne Scholinski. She was 15 years old she was locked up in a mental hospital, diagnosed as "an inappropriate female", and spent the rest of her high school years undergoing extreme femininity training. Now 47 years old Dylan is a distinguished artist, author, and public speaker having appeared on 20/20, Dateline and Today to discuss his experiences and has been featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Recently his award-winning book The Last Time I Wore a Dress: A Memoir was listed in the Top 10 Must Reads in Out Magazines first transgender issue. His artwork not only portrays the anguish of his hospital years but also his ultimate triumph. Dylan is the founder/witness for the Sent(a)Mental Project : A Memorial to Suicide. He frequently opens his studio to a variety of Denver metro youth, to provide safe space to explore and discover ways of expressing and empowering themselves without bringing harm to themselves or others. 
Dylan will be exhibiting his own work as well as examples of artwork by youth who have participated in his “lead with your heart” workshop. The idea is to use the image of the heart as a template to fill and show how your heart feels on the inside and to use the space outside of the heart to show what is affecting and influencing it. Each participant interprets the project their own way and displayed together the works collect the expressions of individual to show how the heart connects us all.

Born Daphne Scholonski, Dylan was locked up in a mental hopital at age 15 for being an "inappropriate female." Now a distinguished public speaker, author of award winning memoir The Last Time I Wore a Dress and artist, Dylan will be exhibiting his own work - which portrays the anguish of his hospital years and his ultimate triumph - as well as examples of artwork by participants in his “lead with your heart” workshop.

Event Categories

Artful Explorations of Gender, Pollak Gallery, Gallery Exhibitions