Maria Calandra: Tennessee Williams

“The portrait represents our shared love of classic films and theatre. It represents queer history in the arts and it impacts on mainstream culture.” -Maria Calandra

A dear friend of Sarah ‘TurtlArt’ Hunter, Maria Calandra met Sarah through their mutual love for film and theatre, which is how she came to purchase Tennessee Williams. One of Maria’s most memorable experiences was their visit to the Shaw Festival where they saw Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This solidified Williams appreciation as being ‘our thing’. Shortly after that outing, “I saw the Williams portrait at an exhibit and knew it had to be mine!”