Florida Department of Health in Broward County and ArtServe Announce Jury For Art to End Aids Mural Project
Part of the Campaign to Raise Awareness of Thousands of Broward County Residents On the Importance of Being Tested and Knowing Your HIV/AIDS Status
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., January 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) and ArtServe announce the Jury panelists for the “Art to End AIDS” public mural project that is part of the broader HIV Ends With Me and Broward Greater Than AIDS campaigns.
DOH-Broward is working with ArtServe to create a public mural in Broward County that will depict images and messages that promote the HIV Ends With Me themes of being tested and knowing your HIV/AIDS status. The mural will be revealed in conjunction with the annual United States Conference on AIDS to be held in Fort Lauderdale in fall 2016.
The panel of jurors includes members from the arts community, public art officials, and healthcare professionals to ensure the winning mural maintains the highest standard of artistic excellence while holding true to the HIV ENDS WITH ME theme. Jurors include: George Gadson, business leader and professional artist; Terrence Davis, curator; Richard E. White, art and design consultant and adjunct professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale; and Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D., award winning artist and community activist noted for her work using art as an educational and healing tool to raise awareness of important social issues.
“We are honored to have such a prestigious group of individuals serving on the Art to End AIDS Jury,” said Evelyn Ullah, Director, HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program, DOH-Broward. “Through their help in selecting an artist for the mural, we will be sure to create an enduring public message on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness for the citizens of Broward County.”
“ArtServe is thrilled to work with Florida Department of Health in Broward County and this esteemed Jury,” said Jaye Abbate, President and CEO of ArtServe. “Together, we will engage the broader arts community, and promote a critical public health message through a highly visible public art project.”
Learn more about the Art to End AIDS mural project, read the call to artists, and submit your mural concept at http://www.artserve.org/art-to-end-aids/ or www.artserve.org
About Florida Department of Health in Broward County
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Broward County through integrated state, county and community efforts.
Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, ArtServe was incorporated in 1988 as one of six original arts incubators in the United States, with a mission of developing programs that support artists and cultural organizations as a means to creating vibrant, thriving communities. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ArtServe offers its members a wide range of progressive services, events, affordable facilities and collaborative programs that promote the visibility of art and culture throughout South Florida and helps artists turn their art into business. ArtServe recently received the “Salute to Business” award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Doyle Foundation Award for Non-Profit Excellence. In 2014, ArtServe was voted Broward County’s best non-profit arts organization at the Nonprofit Academy Awards, and Best Art Gallery Readers’ Choice Award from New Times Broward Palm Beach. Programs are supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
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