via Visual AIDS >blog:
Visual AIDS Board of Directors & Co-Chairs
Galerie Lelong, Cassie Rosenthal, Jack Shainman, and Pavel Zoubok
Invite you to
Monday May 21 from 8-11pm
300 NEW YORK
Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and West Side Hwy.
The 2nd Annual VAVA (Visual AIDS Vanguard Award) Ceremony honoring:
Joy Episalla and Carrie Yamaoka
Inaugural Bill Olander Award:
Mark your calendars for a night of bowling, dancing, art, cocktails, alley snacks and more fun than you can shake a pin at!
Silent Auction of artists' bowling pins by:
Polly Apfelbaum, Barton Lidice Benes, Mark Bradford, Geoffrey Hendricks, Markus Linnenbrink, Whitfield Lovell, Tom Otterness, Barbara Takenaga, Mark Wagner and Lawrence Weiner.
Limited Edition Bowling Shirts designed by Jonathan Seliger
DJ Little Jukka AKA Nayland Blake and DJ Cur8tr AKA Edwin Ramoran
$500 Patron Individual (includes a limited edition bowling shirt)
VIP Patron Single Lanes $2,500 (up to 5 guests, includes limited edition bowling shirts)
VIP Patron Double Lanes $5,000 (up to 12 guests, includes limited edition bowling shirts)
Come spend a night on the lanes and show your support for Visual AIDS!
Founded in 1988 by arts professionals as a response to the effects of AIDS on the arts community and as a way of organizing artists, arts institutions, and arts audiences towards direct action, Visual AIDS has evolved into an arts organization with a two-pronged mission. 1) Through the Frank Moore Archive Project, the largest slide library of work by artists living with HIV and the estates of artists who have died of AIDS, Visual AIDS historicizes the contributions of visual artists with HIV while supporting their ability to continue making art and furthering their professional careers. 2) In collaboration with museums, galleries, artists, schools, and AIDS service and advocacy organizations, Visual AIDS produces exhibitions, publications, and events utilizing visual art to spread the message "AIDS IS NOT OVER."