Art In Public, For The Public, By The Public

I’m sure we’ve all heard someone say, “I think that I might like art, I just don’t understand it.” A part of the problem is that there are those who claim an elitist status in the artistic world, one that separates them from those that they deem to be ‘the rest of the populace.’ Far too much art has been made inaccessible to the…

Profound Losses and Small Victories – HIV In North America

For most of those in North America, the warnings about safe sex and protection against HIV are almost commonplace. It’s hard to believe that there was a time not so long ago that it was considered ‘the gay plague’, or even ‘the gay cancer’.  Even in 1984, most North Americans had not heard of it, and those who had were of two distinct camps:…