CAN Community Health Partners With Local Cultural Institutions to Observe World AIDS Day

Arts & Culture

Pictured: Faces of HIV Display

Now in its 30th year in the fight against HIV, CAN Community Health will  observe World AIDS Day by collaborating with two of the region’s leading cultural institutions on the evenings of  December 1 and 2 to co-present powerful, thought-provoking and memorable experiences. The events will take place at  Sarasota Art Museum and Urbanite Theatre.  

On Wednesday, December 1, Day With(out) Art Evening Program will be happen in partnership with Sarasota Art Museum, while CAN Community Health will co-present the evening program. This evening of contemplation, community and care will feature an installation of visual art by Felix Gonzalez-Torres  (1957-1996) and a tribute to the National AIDS Quilt display that was originally created on the National Mall lawn. Quilts will be displayed within the Museum’s McGuire Hall. The evening’s program will also feature Guest Speaker Jon Arterton, an AIDS activist and person living with AIDS, a live performance by Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, “Faces of HIV” panels & CAN Community Health timeline, and CAN Patient Video Tribute. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

On Thursday, December 2, CAN Community Health will partner with Urbanite Theatre to co-present the evening’s performance of Terry Guest’s At The Wake Of A Dead Drag Queen, directed by Damian Lockhart in his Urbanite Theatre debut. During the December 2 performance, all performance donation will be donated to the CAN Community Health Patient  Assistance Fund. 

Pictured: Faces of HIV Display

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