SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 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.
"At CAN we believe that collaboration and partnership are
essential to community service. Having these two very different
organizations – SAM and Urbanite Theatre – partner with us in
support of World AIDS DAY and A Day With(out) Art will make a
significant impact," said Roger Capote,
Sr. Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for
Wednesday, December 1: Day
With(out) Art Evening Program to Feature the Art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, AIDS Quilt Display, Live
Performance and More.
In partnership with Sarasota Art Museum, CAN Community Health
will co-present a Day With(out) Art 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.
Sarasota Art Museum Executive Director Virginia Shearer said, "Felix Gonzalez-Torres was a thoughtful artist
whose work is very accessible to the public. Though his work is
infused with fun and light-heartedness, he never lost site of its
deeper meaning and his mission, which is to have the public engage
with issues that mattered to him by participating with his art. The
work 'Untitled' is from a series called 'The Candy Spill,' and is
actually a metaphor for the deterioration of the body during
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.
WHERE: Sarasota Art Museum, 1001 South Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, FL 34236
INFORMATION: On the Museum Website
Thursday, December 2: Performance
Donations Will Benefit CAN Patient Assistance Fund.
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
"At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen is one of those rare productions
that is immensely funny and joyful while exploring complex,
meaningful cultural matters," says Urbanite Theatre's Founder and
Co-Artistic Director Brendan
During the December 2 performance,
all performance donation will be donated to the CAN Community
Health Patient Assistance Fund.
WHERE: Urbanite Theatre, 1487 2nd Street, Sarasota FL 34236
TICKETS AND INFORMATION: http://www.urbanitetheatre.com
About Sarasota Art Museum:
Sarasota Art Museum is The Ringling College of Art and Design's
dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of
contemporary art. Sarasota Art Museum shares the Ringling College
Museum Campus with Ringling College's Continuing Studies program
comprised of the non-credit Studio and Digital Art program and the
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College.
As Sarasota's only museum
solely focused on contemporary artists and their work, Sarasota Art
Museum offers visitors a place to see thought-provoking exhibitions
and participate in education programs that start conversations and
amplify the city's creative spirit.
Located in the historic Sarasota High School, Sarasota Art Museum
opened to the public in 2019 in the beautifully reimagined building
by K/R Architects. The new Museum is comprised of 15,000 square
feet of dedicated exhibition space, a plaza court, the Great Lawn
featuring temporary sculpture and site-specific installations,
Bistro, and SHOP.
About Urbanite Theatre:
Founded in Sarasota, Florida in
2015, Urbanite Theatre is committed to creating visceral, shared
experiences by fearlessly lifting up the boldest new voices in
theatre. We believe in inclusive, artist-first storytelling, daring
honesty, and the powerful connectivity of an intimate space.
Urbanite Theatre's 2021/22 Season, titled Radiance, will feature
four productions that celebrate joy, revival and intrigue. The
season marks Urbanite Theatre's first live, indoor programming
since March 2020.
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