International Day Without Art

December 1 is World AIDS Day and International Day Without Art

A Declaration of loss:
Today we stand together.
Today we stand in silence.
Today we mourn the loss of painters, photographers, dancers, printers, actors, film makers, singers, choreographers, poets, sculptors, musicians, designers… all the artists who have died of AIDS.

Today we collectively grieve the loss of future work from recognized artists, as well as the absence of countless artists yet to be. Today we declare our loss.

December 1 is a Day without Art, an international day of observance which focuses attention on the profound impact AIDS has had on artists and the world arts community.

Since 1990, each year an increasing number of galleries, theatres, artist groups and individuals have participated in a vast array of commemorative events.

Day without Art celebrates the lives of colleagues and friends while mourning their loss in our creative communities.

Dec 1, 2011 DWA activities/commemorations include: gallery closings; shroudings of art; special art exhibitions; distribution of commemorative pins and handbills;
announcements on CJAM 99.1 fm; information campaigns; charitable contributions; and a joint World AIDS Day / Day Without Art public candlelight vigil at 7:00 pm at the Art Gallery of Windsor. The 2011 Windsor Day Without Art Collective are:

AIDS Committee of Windsor
Arts Council Windsor & Region
Artcite Inc.
Backroom Artists’ Collectives
Broken City Lab
CJAM Radio 99.1 fm
Common Ground Gallery
Made in Windsor
Media City Festival
Nobel Peace Project
U of W School Of Dramatic Art
U of W School of Visual Arts
U of W Visual Arts Society
Windsor’s Community Museum
Windsor Endowment for the Arts
Windsor Pride
Windsor Printmakers Forum
Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Please join the AIDS Committee of Windsor, the Art Gallery of Windsor
and the Windsor Day Without Art Collective in celebrating the lives of our
beloved friends and colleagues at a joint World AIDS Day / Day Without Art
Candlelight Vigil at 7:00 pm on December 1 at the Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Dr. West, Windsor, ON.

Refreshments will be served; admission to the the vigil is FREE and open to all.

All are welcome!

For more information, download the poster: DWA poster 2011