Arts groups plan AIDS observances

November 27, 1992|By John Dorsey

Arts organizations in Baltimore will join the nation Tuesday in observing the fourth annual Day Without Art. Originated by Visual AIDS, an educational organization based in New York, Day Without Art is designed to increase public awareness of acquired immune deficiency syndrome's toll, through events and exhibitions.

In observance of the effort, the Baltimore Museum of Art on Sunday at 2 p.m. will show "Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt," a film about several people whose battles with AIDS are commemorated in the NAMES Project quilt.

The following observances are scheduled for Tuesday:

* Galerie Francoise at Green Spring Station, Falls and Joppa roads, will have a sound installation from Visual AIDS. On an audio tape by artist Robert Farber, a bell tolls every 10 minutes to mark another AIDS death. The gallery will also donate part of the day's proceeds to Visual AIDS.

* The Steven Scott Gallery, 515 N. Charles St., will donate from 10 percent to 50 percent of the day's sales (depending on the work) to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

* Nye Gomez Gallery, 836 Leadenhall St., will donate 10 percent of its sales that day in both art and framing to the Chase-Brexton Clinic, a local outpatient facility for people with HIV and AIDS.

* School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., will drape its gallery doors in black and provide literature about AIDS.

* Goucher College, Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, will have literature about AIDS prevention available in the Rosenberg Gallery.

* Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St., will have a window display of posters comprised of memorial cards paying tribute to individuals in the arts who have died of AIDS.

* The Mitchell Baker Galerie, 523 N. Charles St., will be closed.

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