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Opening Reception: “Homecoming Queen”

December 4, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Photography by Teavor Beaty

Design by White Space

Opening Reception | Homecoming Queen: the Wonderful World of Utica Queen

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 

6:00 – 9:00 PM | Rochester Art Center

The Rochester Art Center and Ethan Mundt (aka Utica Queen), Southeast Minnesota’s own star of Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, invite you to celebrate the opening of Homecoming Queen, a first-of-its-kind exhibition that immerses visitors to the wonderful world of Utica Queen via fashion and photography.

– Be the first to see the Homecoming Queen exhibition.
– The Art Center’s Grand Lobby will feature Chef Heidi Marsh’s sweet and savory bites inspired by Utica’s frocks, two cash bars, music from DJ Laidee P, and drag performances by Sidonia Dudval, Allota Shots, and Jayda Clyne of the Rochester Girls Inc.
– Along with an exclusive performance by Utica Queen, fellow contestant of Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Joey Jay, will also be attending and performing.
– Find out more about the exhibition, and keep up with Utica via her official Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts.

In the spirit of the exhibition, gender-nonconforming attire is encouraged. Feel free to be YOU, honey!

Your ticket Includes: 

— One admission to the opening reception starting at 6 PM

— One complimentary drink ticket

— Delicious hors d’oeuvres

— A night filled with music and drag performances (Remember to tip your queens!)

— A first look at the NEW exhibition He(art) and Soul by local artist Amarama Vercnocke

$40 per ticket | Click Here to get tickets

$30 for Rochester Art Center Members 

Ticket in printed or digital format required for entry. ID and COVID-19 vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event in printed or digital format are required for entry.

Interested in becoming a member? Visit to sign up and receive the member discount code to the reception!

Need a place to stay? We have set up accommodation discounts for guests at the best hotels nearby. Mention the group name “Homecoming Queen” or group code “HQO” when booking.

Hotel Indigo | Reservation Link: Click Here

Hilton Rochester (507)-258-5757 | Click Here

DoubleTree (507)-281-8000 | Click Here

AFTER PARTY! Crave in Rochester is hosting an after party for the opening reception on December 4th starting at 9:30pm. The Rochester Girls Inc. will be there with live music from Aventi Entertainment! Contact them for more information: (507) 512-3800

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors and partners! 

Joey Jay’s drag performance is generously sponsored by Nogo Homes in honor of creating spaces that invite connection, comfort, and creativity for all…HENNY!

The Rochester Girls performance is generously sponsored by Grant Amadio in loving support of the artistry of drag in all of its forms.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Are you interested in sponsoring this exhibition? Contact Kalianne Morrison at


December 4, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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