Monday, November 26, 2007

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Sharon J. Burton  either or is co-curating and sponsoring through her art
consulting business, Authentic Art Consulting an important art exhibition
that opens on World AIDS Day.

The Art with Joe Series at Peace and A Cup of Joe in Baltimore Maryland with
Authentic Art Consulting and The ThickArt Collaborative, present RED, a
Charity Art Exhibition featuring the artwork of over 20 local artists to
Benefit CARE’s I AM POWERFUL HIV/AIDS Campaign and the Art Therapy Program
at the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland Medical
Center. The exhibition will open on
World AIDS Day,
December 1, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
at Peace and A Cup of Joe,
713 W. Pratt Street,
Baltimore, Maryland.

This event is free and open to the public and the
exhibit is on view until January 11, 2008.

The exhibition will feature art from over 20 local artists who were invited
to visually express through original artwork their hopes, fears, experiences
and dreams about the struggle with HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States
and around the world. All artwork is available for sale. Patients in the
Art Therapy program at the Institute of Human Virology have been invited to
display their art as well.

The opening reception will also feature an opportunity for guests to make
their own postcards to express their thoughts, hopes, dreams about HIV/AIDS
or to honor a loved one who may have died from AIDS, courtesy of Creative
Cause, a DC-based organization that creates campaigns for causes that change
communities for good. Representatives from CARE and the art therapy program
will be on hand to share information about their respective programs

“HIV/AIDS has affected the Baltimore and DC areas in astounding
numbers,” said Sharon. “Having an art exhibition at a venue like this
enables us to get the message of testing; prevention and education directly
to the community, especially people who need this message the most.”

RED: artist lifting one voice in one common thread
Peace and A Cup of Joe Cafe
713 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
3-7 pm

Opening Reception: December 1, 2007 - World AIDS Day

Participating Artists:

Lola Akinmade
Prudence Bonds
Sharon J. Burton
Kiesha Carroll
Patsy Cline
Cynthia Johnson
Ebony Johnson
Jennifer Judelsohn
Tina Lassiter
Paul Longanbach
Patricia E. Ortman
Michelle d. Parrish
Marina Reiter
Aurora Rosselli
Michael Stebbins
Luba Sterlikova
Nora Stinley
Schonda Sweeney
Tanekeya Word

And others....

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