Visual AIDS and Rosie Perez will honor Barton Lidice Benes
with the first annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Award.
There will be a special performance by John Kelly and Zecca
Esquibel. Plus DJ Stephen Richards will get you dancing.
Join us for hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes by Billy’s
Bakery and special Hangar One cocktails all night long. Come
get lost in the fun!
Visual AIDS was founded in 1988, to shift public opinion
about--and increase awareness of--AIDS and the AIDS crisis.
Visual AIDS has evolved into an arts organization with a
1) In collaboration with museums, galleries, artists, schools,
and AIDS service organizations, Visual AIDS produces exhibitions,
publications, and events utilizing visual art to spread the
message AIDS IS NOT OVER.;
2) Through the Frank Moore Archive Project, the largest slide
library of work by artists living with HIV and the estates
of artists who have died of AIDS, Visual AIDS historicizes
the contributions of visual artists with HIV while supporting
their ability to continue making art and furthering their