The College of Fine Arts observes World Aids Day
Above: Graphic Design students hang banners themed around Aids Awareness
Saturday, December 1 marks the 24th anniversary of World Aids Day. As the BU Community gathers to mark this solemn occasion, the College of Fine Arts will offer a week of talks, demonstrations, and opportunities to give back to South African Aids Charities.
CFA Transforms for World Aids Day
Posters created by Nick Rock’s Graphic Design Class, and specially designed cloth banners hung from the windows of 855 Commonwealth Ave draw attention to the Aids epidemic.
Galleries Close for a day “Without Art.”
The BU Art Gallery, Sherman Gallery, and 808 Gallery will all be closed in observance of World Aids Day.
World Aids Day Sale
Wednesday, November 28-Friday, November 30 in the George Sherman Union
In April 2001, the Kopanang Community Trust was founded to support women in South Africa affected by HIV/Aids, providing a sustainable way forward through skills, training, and empowerment. The women create handmade embroideriy, t-shirts, wall hangings, and bags, which will be available for sale in the GSU. All proceeds will go towards the trust. Learn more about the Trust
World AIDS Day Raffle
GSU Link – Friday, November 30th 10am-4pm
The Print Department of SVA will be raffling off amazing prints created by South African Artists Colbert Mashile and Sister Sheila Flynn about HIV/Aids issues. Additionally, print students will display prints they have made about HIV/Aids related issues. Enter for a chance to win!
$5 – Hanging Woodcut Banner
$20 – Original print by Colbert Mashile
$20 – Original print by Sister Sheila Flynn
Come show your support for those affected by HIV/AIDS and win some art!
If you can’t make it to the event on Friday, head over to the SVA office and purchase your raffle ticket ahead of time!
All proceeds will be donated to the Kopanang Community Trust, a women’s charity in South Africa, organized by Sister Sheila Flynn.
Visits to Printmaking Classes
About Sister Sheila Flynn
Sister Sheila Flynn was born in 1952 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, and currently lives and works in Geluksdal, South Africa. She works with the women of the Kopanang Community Trust, helping them to generate income by creating artwork for sale. The trust is on the site of the Sithand’izingane Care Project (Sithand’izingane in Zulu means, “we love the children”). The site includes a drop-in day-care centre for HIV affected and vulnerable children up to six years of age, an after-school care program for 55 orphans; an organic food garden training program, crisis food distribution to 150 families; a counselling center, and a meals five times a week for 400 orphans in township schools.
Monday, Nov 26th – Intro to Printmaking Class will start with a presentation by Sister Sheila
Tuesday, Nov 27th – Printmaking I Sister Sheila will give a talk about her work.
Thursday, Nov 29th – Advanced Printmaking II Sister Sheila will give a presentation about her work