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Have U Hugged a Person With AIDS Today?

ID Number: 6104
Maker: Beau Adams-Wright; Terri Furuya; Armory Center for the Arts; AIDS Service Center; Pasadena Unified School District
Technique: letterpress
Date Made: 1995
Place Made: United States: California, Pasadena
Measurements: 28 cm x 71 cm; 11 in x 27 15/16 in
Main Subject: HIV/AIDS
Materials: Cardstock / paperboard (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Have U Hugged a Person With AIDS Today? If I Were diagnosed with HIV I would: climb a mountain, hang with friends, maybe just smell the flowers. I would think about living not dying. I have Aids. Don’t run away I have feelings too… If I Or my family has AIDS then I can’t help it . All I can do is live my life to it’s fullest extent with the best of my abilities. The best I can do is take care of my self and family I did this poster about AIDS because I want to get through to the ignerant [sic: ignorant] people. Who think you can get AIDS from mosquito bites. AIDS AIDS does not discriminate don’t think you’re immune. Please protect yourself. Abstinence is the safest way to protect yourself, but there are other ways. Like Condoms. Aids is out of control people these days don’t care enough about their own lives to take control I think its hard to face the fact that some thing which can make you feel so good can turn around and kill you. This poster is a project of the Community Arts Program (CAP), from the California Institute of the arts (Cal Arts), in partnership with the Armory Center for the Arts, the AIDS Service Center, and the Pasadena Unified School District, Participating high school students are Brett Bernhard, Cody Burleson, Terri Furaya, Kalila Holland, Jessica Huston, and Beau Adams-Wright. Created in conjunction with the Mark Niblock-Smith Exhibition on view at the Armory Center for the Arts Main Gallery between April 23rd and June 11th, 1995. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 North Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, (818) 792-5101. Project instructors include: Katherine Ng, Armory’s Director of the Letterpress Studio; Shawn Mckinney, CalArts Faculty; CalArts Teaching Assistants Shelby Tiffany and Andrea Claire; and guest artists Cheri Gaulke and Aleida Rodriguez. Letterpress printed, Fall 1994 and Spring 1995, in a limited edition of 300 per poster. This poster was printed at the Armory Center for the Arts Letterpress Studio, a collaborative program with the Woman’s Building, under the sponsorship of GTE Directories. This program is made possible through generous grants from The James Irvine Foundation - the Nathar Cummings Foundation - Robinson May Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund - Arco Foundation - The National Endownment for the Arts Challenge III program - The California Challenge Program of the California Arts Council. 94 95 Armory Center for the Arts AIDS English Hotline 800 922 AIDS AIDS Service Center 818 796 5633 AIDS Spanish Hotline 800 222 SIDA AIDS TDD Hotline 800 553 AIDS

Acquisition Number: 1995-156
Production Notes: no signature

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