Panels From Aids Quilt On View

November 04, 1991

Some 200 panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on view in the Glass Pavilion at Johns Hopkins University today through next Monday.

The quilt was begun in 1987 when Cleve Jones of San Francisco spray-painted a piece of cloth as a memorial to his friend, Marvin Feldman, who had died of AIDS. Since then the quilt has grown to more than 14,000 panels, covering in their entirety an area larger than 5 1/2 football fields.

The quilt will be on public view noon to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow through next Monday. During the week, the Hopkins organizing committee will accept new memorial panels to add to the quilt. For information call 516-6089.

The following events are all open to the public and free:

*Opening Ceremonies: Today, noon. Glass Pavilion at Levering Hall -- reading of names of those memorialized.

*Play Readings: Today, 8 p.m. Arellano Theater, Levering Hall -- Harvey Fierstein's "On Tidy Endings" and Christopher Durang's "Laughing Wild."

*Screening: Thursday, 8 p.m. Arellano Theater -- Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's film, "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt."

*Lecture: Friday, 7 p.m. Shriver Hall -- Dr. Richard Keeling, chairman of the National AIDS Network, on "Sex, Alcohol and Self-Esteem: Managing Risks and Making Choices," geared to college students.

*Workshop: Sunday, 3 p.m. Arellano Theater -- "Surviving AIDS," given by Michael Kallen, soprano with the a cappella group Flirtations, and co-founder of the People with Aids Coalition.

*Candlelight Service (non-denominational): Sunday, 7 p.m. Great Hall, Levering Hall.

*Closing Ceremonies: Nov. 11, noon. Glass Pavilion -- dedication of new panels.

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