The theme of World AIDS Day through 2015 is “Getting to Zero.” Zero new HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS Related Deaths.
Getting to Zero Day With(out) Art
Tuesday, December 1, 5:00-8:00 PM
Free and open to the public, complimentary refreshments
AIDS Services Foundation Orange County presents a Day With(out) Art open house and art reception on World AIDS Day, December 1.
17982 Sky Park Circle, Suite J, Irvine, CA 92614
Day Without Art began on December 1, 1989, as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. In 1997, parentheses were added to the program title, which became Day With(out) Art to highlight the proactive programming of art projects by artists with HIV/AIDS taking place around the world. The Santora Art Complex is pleased to continue this national tradition through a program of community-based collaborative art projects, a live musical performance, inspiring speakers, and a student exhibition.
ASF is working with local schools, artists, and ASF Kid’s Club members to create original artwork to be displayed during an open house and art reception at the agency. In response to the “Getting to Zero” World AIDS Day theme, participants will be asked to create panels consisting of five words with the letter “O” replaced by the number zero: LOVE, HOPE, COMPASSION, PREVENTION, and COMMUNITY.
This event will be a celebration of hope for a day when we “get to zero,” as well as a remembrance of family members, friends, and loved ones lost to AIDS.
In addition, ASF will debut 5 digital murals created by local and national artists as part of the Mural PROJECT(ion). Digital murals addressing that fact that there is no cure for HIV/AIDS will be projected and played on monitors throughout the agency. Visitors can vote on their favorite and the wining artist will receive a prize.
ASF will be participating in many World AIDS Day events leading up to, on the day of, and after World AIDS Day. Please check back for a sampling of some of what our Health Education & Prevention and Outreach Departments are doing in the community.