As part of this year’s observation of World AIDS Day, Eric Rhein (MFA 2000 Fine Arts; BFA 1985 Fine Arts) will have his Leaves project on display at the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, part of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza. Rhein began the project in 1996, crafting 80 pieces of wire into the shapes of leaves to represent friends and acquaintances lost to AIDS. There are now over 170 objects in the evolving piece, mirroring the ongoing AIDS struggle. Leaves will be on display through December 30; admission is free. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, December 3, 4 – 6pm.
Also, don’t forget that on Tuesday, December 6, SVA and Visual AIDS, in partnership with the Gesso Foundation, are presenting a World AIDS Day panel and conversation, Force of Nature: The Art and Activism of Frank Moore. The event will be in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor, at 7pm. Suggested admission is $10, free for SVA students; all proceeds will be donated to Visual AIDS.
Image: Eric Rhein, Blue Eyed Roland, 1998.