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World AIDS Day Commemoration

December 1, 2015

6:30 PM

2 images side-by-side. The left image is a blurred photo of a waterfall by Catherine Opie. The 2nd is a closeup of a woman with long dark blonde hair smiling and looking directly at the camera with greenery in the background.

Three video works by John R. Killacky

In 1989, artists first banded together to create World AIDS Day to mourn and serve as a national call to action in response to losses from the AIDS pandemic. On the 26th anniversary of this event, Helen Day Art Center joins the commemoration with 8,000 other national and international arts museums, galleries, and centers, AIDS service organizations, libraries, and schools. John Killacky, executive director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington will screen three of his AIDS-related short films from the 1990s. These elegiac works have been screened worldwide and are in several museum and library collections. Following the screening and discussion, audiences are invited to share in a remembrance circle of all those lost to AIDS in their lives.

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