Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Palm Beach Post Today and more...



The Nobel-Prize-nominated piece of folk art, created in 1987 by a group of strangers, will be on display Dec. 1-11 at the LGBT center on North Dixie Highway.

“This quilt means something different to everyone,” said Ryanmarie Rice, Compass’ chief of staff. “It’s deeply personal and is hard to put into words.”
Continue to story: Palm Beach Post Today 

Location:

COMPASS COMMUNITY CENTER
201 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460

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December 1, 2015 

World AIDS Day/Day with(out) Art and candlelight vigil. 



There will be performances by Voices of Pride. 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Theme:
Day With(out) Art - Call to Action for community artist, galleries, and museums. 
Overview of the event: All artwork will be covered with black cloths. Voices of Pride musical performance, Candlelight Vigil, Calling of the Names , and Quilt Panel Induction of community members that we have lost.

December 2, 2015

 World AIDS Day -

Unveil: The Stigma, The Truth, The Art Unveil 2015


unveiling of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, performance by the Palm Beach Opera and opening art exhibition. 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Theme: 
Let's Stop HIV Together Time: 7-9pm

Overview of the event: Unveiling of Art and Opening Ceremony for The Quilt Display . Showcasing artwork that displays emotionally charged, personal perspectives from moments in the public history of HIV/AIDS. Artwork will be donated and auctioned off. Performance by Palm Beach Opera.

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“We want to raise awareness of the continuing pandemic that is now largely being disregarded because of current treatments which are mistakenly perceived as cures,” Barrero said. “Of all my friends that I came out with in the early ’80s, less than a handful are alive today." - Rolando Chang Barrero

Excerpt from: Palm Beach Post Today 

Introduction: Essay for the Exhibition

"It was an age of exploration, the '70s, in our lives and in our art. Idols lay shattered in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate, and flowers bloomed in the rubble. In our innocence, sex seemed like a gift without price, and maybe it was, for a time. Inevitably, artists, whose job it is to “make it new,” drank deep of those pleasures. And in the '80s, when the plague arrived, artists swelled the ranks of the doomed."

Links: 

VISUAL AIDS

COMPASS COMMUNITY CENTER

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery