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Monday, November 05, 2007

Open Call for art to mark World AIDS DAY; deadline Nov. 26

Institute for Community Research
2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, (860) 278-2044
Celebration of Life: Affirmation, Remembrance & Activism
Open Call for artwork
Deadline for submission: Mon., Nov. 26, 5 p.m.

Press release

(As someone who lost a loved one—my youngest brother, Peter—to a premature death from complications of AIDS, I wanted to post this call for art to mark World AIDS Day. —Hank Hoffman)

Please apply or forward to your friends and colleagues. The Institute for Community Research (ICR) and the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition (CARC) are partnering with the Hispanic Health Council and other local agencies in seeking creative individuals who are infected, affected or working in the field of HIV/AIDS, artists (emerging, mid-career) and youth [ages 13-21] to submit artwork for exhibition and auction to Celebration of Life: Affirmation, Remembrance, & Activism.

Celebration of Life: Affirmation, Remembrance, & Activism honors those who are living with HIV/ AIDS, and those who have died, and is a call for prevention and sustained support and care for people who are affected and infected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This is an open call for works of art in all mediums. The work will be exhibited at the Jean J. Schensul Community Art Gallery at ICR, in Hartford, Connecticut.

The exhibit will open on Nov. 30, and run through Dec. 21, 2007. The opening reception and auction will be held on Nov. 30, 2007, 4:30—8:00 p.m. Auction proceeds from donated work will be used to offset the costs of Rise {UP} Lift, a series of free educational workshops, panels, and an community concert on Dec. 1, 2007, World AIDS Day.

All work must be ready for hanging, and delivered to the ICR by Monday, Nov. 26, 5:00 p.m. Artists who are donating work for auction may select an opening minimum bid which will be posted. The dimensions of work for this exhibition are limited to 8"x11" for 2-D work, and 12 square inches for 3-D. Bid numbers can be purchased at the opening of the exhibition and work that is purchased can be picked up from the ICR on Dec. 21, 2007.

For more information contact Colleen Coleman, ICR Artistic Director at (860) 278-2044 ext 310, or colleen.coleman (AT) All artwork is to be mailed or dropped-off to the ICR 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford, CT 06106.


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