As the new marketing intern here at The Phillips Collection, I was recruited to represent our museum at the Capital Pride Festival on June 10. We were there to demonstrate support for GLBT communities and talk about everything going on at the Phillips this summer. We snagged an awesome location right off the main drag. Leading up to the event, we promised Jasper Johns-inspired body paint featuring flags and targets at our booth and within five minutes of being there I realized what a perfect fit this was as requests rolled in for Pride flags in rainbow hues.
We started out neat and organized with flyers prominently displayed on our table, not realizing paint would soon take over. Trying to paint in a timely manner turned into a standing game of Twister as the three of us volunteers reached around each other to get at the next ROYGBIV color. Once we took over the table with paint, we took flyers to the streets.
I decided to practice painting on myself to get the hang of everything before we opened in the morning. I got a little ambitious . . . seven hours and hundreds of Pride flags later, I finally finished my masterpiece.
Katherine Kunze, Marketing Intern