Queens Museum of Art Community Gallery
NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Park.
Take #7 Train to Main Street, Flushing. Exit at Shea Stadium, walk in the direction of the park until you see the metallic globe structure.
La Guardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theater
LAGCC,31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City.
Take the 7 train to 33rd/Rawson or the E, G, V, R to Queens Plaza. 10 minutes from Grand Central Station.
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ART EXHIBITION Queens Museum of Art: Community Gallery
Saturday, December 1, 4 – 7 PM (Opening Reception)
Saturday, December 15, 5 -7PM (Artists Talk)
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Selection of works created by established and emerging artists living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition presents their visions and concerns through works that not only raise awareness about de disease, but explore representations of Self, gender, identity, and constructions of sexuality.
Curated by Hector Canonge from the Visual AIDS' Frank Moore Archive Project.
Inspired by stories from HIVers and the realities of the pandemic, students in the summer 2007 arts unit, “The Cure: HIV Fashion Fusion”, developed the logo for their brand of fashion with a focus. “Start Thinking Act Responsibly”, or S.T.A.R. This part of the exhibition was facilitated by The Renaissance University for Community Education (T.R.U.C.E.), a Harlem Children’s Zone after-school program for youth.
FILM SCREENINGS La Guardia Performing Arts Center, LAGCC
Sunday, December 2, 2007, 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Three Needles, Dir. Thom Fitzgerald, USA, 2006, 127min.
Feature film that chronicles the spread of AIDS on three continents -Asia, Africa and North America- and the wrenching, controversial choices that three sets of people make to cope with the disease.
Reflections, Written by Keyana Ray. Dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood, USA, 2006, 19 min.
Three best friends learn to take the risk of HIV/AIDS seriously as they navigate romantic relationships in an urban environment mired in economic strife, drugs, and limited options.
He Said, She Said, Written by Z. Cotman, S. Garcia, R. Lambert, A. Legakis. Dir. Doug Liman, USA, 1999, 3.5 min.
Tonight is the night... or is it? The story of a guy and his girlfriend dealing with the awkwardness of and embarrassment about safe sex.
Don’t Dance With Death, Written by drama students from Options and PSJA, North High Schools, Texas. Dir. Hector Galán, USA, 1999, 3.5 min.
Based on the Mexican myth “Devil in the Dance Hall,” a night of fun turns serious for four girls when an unwanted image appears.
Short films by young filmmakers from SCENARIOS USA, a non for profit organization that that uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression.
A panel discussion and Q&A session with Ravi Lambert, writer; Jacob Swiss, Scenarios USA Director; and Robert Steptoe, AIDS Center of Queens County representative, will follow the screening presentations.
Digital 2D animation works, created by college students, tell stories about prevention and living with HIV/AIDS. Young designers wrote their own narratives, created the story boards, and using multimedia toold, animated their vision in 3 -5 minutes pieces.