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For Immediate Release

March 23th, 2006

For more information:
Betty Sullivan
Good Vibrations Public Relations
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bettys@goodvibes.com


Two Art Events: The 2nd Annual Kink Ink Art Event And Gotham's Fantasies To Benefit The Center for Sex and Culture

San Francisco, (March 23th, 2006) -- The Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco's "Best Emerging Sex Non-Profit" (SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay 2004) and "Best Place to Watch Porn and Still Feel Like An Intellectual" (SF Weekly's Best Of issue, 2005), announces its Second Annual Kink Ink Art Event, to be held April 8th, 2006 at Epicenter Gallery at the Center for Sex & Culture, 398 11th Street at Harrison. Kink Ink includes a silent auction of donated items, focusing on original adult comic art; a VIP reception featuring comic artists drawing art on live nude models; and a slate of performances by artists Tom Orr (Dirty Little Showtunes), Carol Queen (Peep Show), and others.

On April 7th, 2006 also at the Center for Sex and Culture, attend the Pre-viewing reception of Kink Ink art and the Gotham's Fantasies art reception, live performances and revel in some classic Batman music. Gotham's Fantasies features a photographic exhibition of models from last fall's Darkroom Theatre production of "Batman: The Musical". These costumed scenarios show a distinctly fetishistic side to classic super-hero and villain fantasies. Join us in Super Hero/Villain fetish attire for some classic Batman music.

Kink Ink In Brief:
What: Art Auction, Reception and Performance evening
When: April 8th, 2006 (VIP reception 6:00 - 8:00 pm, general admission 8:00 pm onward)
Why: Benefiting the Center for Sex & Culture
Where: 398 11th Street at Harrison, San Francisco (415)255-1155
How much: VIP reception $50.00, general admission $10.00

Artist contributors to Kink Ink include Mark Bode, Alison Bechdel, Annie Sprinkle, Charles Gatewood, Donna Barr, Colleen Coover, Paige Braddock, Terry Moore, Jennifer Camper, Leanne Franson, Michael Christopher, David Kelly, Heidi Wyckoff, Carol Queen and Robert Morgan Lawrence, Ruby Pearl... some of the artists have donated multiple pieces. Many Kink Ink donating artists will be on hand for the event.

Second-generation comics legend Mark Bode -- creator of Miami Mice, gifted tattooist and contributor to pubs from Heavy Metal to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Hustler -- heads the live-art-on-naked-models contingent for the second year in a row, joined by several artist colleagues creating unique body art before your eyes. Digital prints of the body art will be available for purchase onsite. "Culinary speakeasy" Ghetto Gourmet again caters the reception. The San Francisco Chronicle calls underground sensation Ghetto Gourmet "one of the hottest restaurants in the Bay Area that you have never heard of."

Kink Ink is produced on behalf of CSC by Daniel Spector and Kelly Buehler and sponsored by Chronicle Books, the LGBT Center and Good Vibrations www.goodvibes.com.

Gotham's Fantasies In Brief:
What: Art Show Opening, Pre-View Screening for Kink Ink and Performance evening
When: April 7th, 2006, 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Why: Benefiting the Center for Sex & Culture
Where: 398 11th Street at Harrison, San Francisco (415)255-1155
How much: general admission $5-15 sliding scale
Attire: Fetish or Super Hero/Villain attire (and attitude) is encouraged.

More information about Gotham's Fantasies

Gotham's Fantasies features the work of four artists -- David Steinberg, Jeanne Hemhauser, Patricia Nason, and Mike Woolson -- in "A Photography exhibit exposing the Deviant Desires of Gotham City's Do-gooding Denizens and Depraved Degenerates!" Costumed scenarios show a distinctly fetishistic side to classic super-hero and villain fantasies, with models from last fall's Darkroom Theatre production of "Batman: The Musical."

Performances by Dr. Hal Robins (The Ask Dr. Hal Show), Meliza Banales (2002 Oakland Grand Slam champion poet, prizewinning writer and filmmaker), Sherilyn Connelly (Queer Open Mic -- "It's all fiction, except for the true stuff. Gosh, even that"), Katrina James (producer, cult public access show "kittypr0n" and erotica writer), Catwoman (Meoww!) and The Hand (Apocalyptic Renaissance). The Hand will perform "Pinky, Ring, Middle, Index & Thumb: A Handful of Songs for Ukulele and Kazoo" as well as some classic Batman music. The Hand: A clown (Accordion/Luz Gaxiola), a gentleman (Viola/Victor Lowrie) and a madman (classical guitar/Matt Walker), whose music sounds like gypsy lullabies. Gotham's Fantasies is curated and produced by Sadie Lune.

About the Center For Sex and Culture
The Center for Sex and Culture (CSC) was founded in 2000 to provide a non-judgmental, sex positive sexual educational support to diverse populations by means of classes, workshops, cultural events, social gatherings and practical skills-building events. The center also houses a large library and archive of publicly accessible sex education books, periodicals, and significant papers. It attracts sex education scholars, journalists, writers and researchers worldwide.

Gallery hours throughout April can be found at www.sexandculture.org -- see listings on the Upcoming Events page. Other CSC classes, workshops, and events are also listed, as are classes co-sponsored by CSC with Good Vibrations.

For Kink Ink or Gotham's Fantasies images or interviews, kindly contact Karin Tobiason at ktobiason@goodvibes.com or (415)332-4207.

About Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations is the San Francisco-based retailer trusted for nearly three decades to provide a comfortable, safe environment for finding sex-positive products and educational materials to enhance one's sex life. Good Vibrations offers its products through its retail stores, mail order catalog and on its ecommerce web site at www.goodvibes.com.

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