Joe Sinness


Portraits: New Work by Joe Sinness

Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Feb. 10-27
Time Varies
Art, Galleries, LGBTQ

Artist Joe Sinness honors the diverse LGBTQ players of the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League in this series of colored-pencil portraits. The show marks the 40th season of the league, which began as a single team formed at the Saloon on May 6, 1979. That summer, they played a number of charity games, including a victorious one against the Minneapolis Police Blue Team that drew hundreds of spectators to Parade Stadium. The following year, they formed a league, adding “Goodtime” to the name as a nod to the fellowship and community of the program. For this SooVAC show, Sinness honors the league’s history while featuring the athletes that make up the 36 teams and 600 players. By highlighting all the different folks from all kinds of backgrounds, Sinness illustrates their individuality and strength.